Ripples #592: The Way It Is!

Ripples #592: The Way It Is!
For our tribe of 26,587 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
Sep 27, 2010


Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is.
The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.
-source unknown, submitted by Tracy B., Wautoma WI


I wanted a perfect ending.
Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme,
and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end.
Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment
and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.
Delicious ambiguity.
-Gilda Radner, submitted by Emily, Columbus OH


Listen up, fellow control freaks (you know who you are). We can spend so
much energy trying to make things just the way we want them, the way they
are supposed to be. And then we can spend a bunch more energy on
frustration and fear when we realize that we cannot fix everything.

How about we all take a deep breath, relax into the HERE and NOW, and let
the next few moments (or hours or days even) be delicious opportunities to
make the best of the way it is.


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