How many times in life are we disappointed?  Upset that things didn’t go the way we had planned? And then as time passes, we realize that not getting what we wanted might have been the best thing that ever happened to us?

Life is full of twists and turns, ups and downs.  If we can temper our expectations and go with the flow, it is a lot easier to handle.

Know that there is always light at the end of the tunnel.  And while you are waiting to catch a glimpse of that light, remember what Don Miguel Ruiz said, “Always do your best.  Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick.  Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgement, self-abuse and regret.”

And one of the things you can always control is your attitude.  As Allen Klein once said, “Your attitude is like a box of crayons that colour your world.  Constantly colour your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak.  Try adding some bright colours to the picture by including humour, and your picture begins to lighten up.”

Here’s to accepting what is and hoping for the best.  And never forgetting that life is what happens while we are making other plans.  The only thing we can do is live in the moment, continue to work hard to make our dreams come true, and always reach for the brightest coloured crayons in the box.