It’s Not the Situation, but How You Cope With It.

A friend recently posted this on Facebook:

coping

I had never really thought of this! But it’s true. A potato definitely copes with boiling water differently than an egg does. This is the case with many things:

  • The sun will melt ice but harden clay.
  • If you drop a turtle into a pond it will swim away, but if you do the same thing to a tortoise, it will most likely sink and drown.
  • White reflects light, black absorbs it.
  • Fruit rots but wine made from fruit ages.
  • Tourists admire what residents take for granted.

It’s all a matter of perspective and attitude (and, yes, science, I suppose, but don’t mess up my analogy). You can be a victim or a survivor. You can strive or quit. You can give up hope or persevere. You always have choices.

So, as my friend Carole says, “Onward and upward, into the future!”

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