Monday, November 15, 2021

The Best Medicine

We must accept that there are variables in life.  A hard as we may try, we cannot control the outcome of every situation.  The only thing we can control is how we react to those outcomes.

I often envy the nonchalant people who go with the flow, seem unaffected, and don’t allow unfortunate events to disturb their peace.  I wish I didn’t care, but I do.  I care very much!

We can still care without allowing unfortunate outcomes to get the better of us.  Though I find every situation valuable and worth caring about, not every situation needs to be so serious.  Laugh it off.

When something unexpected, unplanned, and just plain bad happens to us, when things don’t go our way, or when we make a mistake, we have two choices:

1. We can be mad, disappointed, sad, and defeated, or
2. We can laugh at ourselves, accept the reality, try again, and hope for better luck next time.

Laughter really is the best medicine.