“Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.” - Seneca
Two weeks ago, my cousin brother died of pancreas cancer. Then, my colleague's father passed away due to sickness. A couple of days later, another of my colleague's father also passed away after stroke for a couple of days. Indeed, we must live life fully because it is appointed for everybody to die eventually. We must learn to make every act count, since we are going to be here for only a short while.
Many people are fond of counting their troubles. However, you will be much better when you start to count your joys.
Abraham Lincoln said, "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." He was right. I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me. I will chase them out of my mind and replace them with happy thoughts.
What You Can and Cannot Control
You cannot control the length of you life; but you can control its width and depth.
You cannot control the contour of your face; but you can control its expression.
You cannot control the weather; but you can control the atmosphere of your mind.
Why worry about things you cannot control when you can keep yourself busy controlling the things that depend on you?
Let us not count the days but make the days count! Do not waste another day.
- Don't beat the traffic! - Be Careful
- Count Your Blessings
- Know what counts and what doesn't
- Be thankful in all circumstances
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