Your life is what you choose to make it. It cannot be any other way.
Other people may give you things, experiences, attention and knowledge. Yet it is up to you to make meaning out of it all.
What happens is significant because of what you do about it. The value of what you own is based on the value that you choose to give it.
Instead of seeking to gain an advantage, realize that you already have an enormous advantage. It is your unique life, coupled with your ability to make choices and to act on them.
There is no use in worrying about what has happened, or living in fear of what might yet happen. There is everything to be gained by choosing to live each moment with positive purpose.
You have the opportunity, and the responsibility, to choose how you envision and live your life. Take the opportunity, now and always, to make it a joyous and fruitful manifestation of the very best possibilities.
— Ralph Marston