Making the Best of All the Things

2020 will be whatever I make it to be.

There will be good things that happen.

There will be bad things that happen.

I’m reaching the age where I can expect some pretty big life events will happen around me that will have a big impact. Am I ready to take it in stride?

There will be joy and sorrow.

There will be ups and downs.

Some days I will feel good about things.

Some days I won’t.

I can’t control everything around me. Some days I’m like a ship on the sea tossed by the waves. Others I’m captain of my ship charting my course.

Making the best of all the things doesn’t mean I pretend the bad don’t happen. It means that I am content with the ebb and flow of life.

Those things that cause pain, hardship and struggle lead to growth and resilience.

The situations and circumstances that I’m afraid of are the ones that can make me stronger.

I can’t control the world around me, but I can choose joy and contentment.

Here’s to a great year!