“I am responsible.
Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening,
I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life.
Bad things do happen.
How I respond to them
Defines my character.
It defines the quality of my life.
I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness,
immobilized by the gravity of my loss,
Or I can choose to rise from the pain
And treasure the most precious gift I have