How Can I Make the Best of This?
August 3, 1998
Whatever You Make Of It
Most anything that happens can be useful to you, or it can set you back,
depending primarily on what you make of it.
Get into the habit of asking yourself "how can I make the best of this?"
For example, a couple of hours ago I jumped into my car to make a
10-minute run to the post office. Along the way, a 2-inch bolt became
imbedded in my right front tire. Now I'm sitting in the waiting room of
a tire dealer, getting the damage repaired.
I could have spent a few hours fretting about the loss of my time, and
how unfair it was. And I must admit, I did spend a few minutes in that
mode. But then I asked myself, "how can I make the best of this?" The
answer -- get out a pen and paper and write this message.
The various circumstances in which you find yourself can serve as
excuses, or they can be turned into opportunities. What's great about
the time and place in which you find yourself? Whatever you make of it.
--- Ralph Marston --- Submitted by Joady Frits --- California
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