In Hard Times





The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.


We all have times  when life throws us a curved ball. Goals and ideas do not go to plan, we come up against obstacles. It is at times like this it takes strength and courage to go forward.

At such times it is important to remember….It is what it is. Accept it, learn from it, and grow from it. It does not matter what as been done; what truly matters is what you do from here.

Most people make themselves miserable simply by finding it impossible to accept life just as it is presenting itself right now. Try not be one of them. Let go of your fantasies.

The letting go does not mean you do not care about something or someone anymore. It is more simply realising that the only thing you really have control over is yourself in this moment. Often letting go is simply changing the labels you place on a situation – it is looking at the same situation with fresh eyes and an open mind, and then taking the next step.

Look at the situation you find yourself in today. How can changing your perspective to enable you to succeed?

However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man’s abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace.”
Henry David Thoreau

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