I’ve often said you cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. Our happiness is not a matter of good fortune or worldly possessions. It’s a mental attitude. It’s not a destination, but a journey. It comes from appreciating what we have, instead of complaining or focusing on lack or what we don’t have. As one person waste their breath complaining about life, someone out there is breathing their last.
Sometimes things simply do not turn out as we plan, but eventually all the pieces fall into place. Be thankful for those bad things in your life. For they opened your eyes to the good things you weren’t paying attention to before. When you focus on what you’re grateful for, you’ll always be in a better mood. The human brain is incapable of being grateful and angry at the same time. Choose to not allow others to get you angry and rob you of your joy. A saint was asked “What is anger?”. He gave a beautiful answer, “It is a punishment we give to ourself, for somebody else’s mistake.”
Remember to live for the moment, and know that everything happens for a reason. As we become wiser, we begin to understand more and more that it’s not about what you wear, who your friends are, what you look like, or what you own, it’s all about the person you’ve become. Sometimes the people around you will not understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them, it’s your journey. On your journey, always strive for perfection. None of us are perfect or ever will be, but when you strive for perfection, you are sure to catch excellence along the way. You got this.