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Beyond Your Control

      If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, ‘I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.’

– Ann Landers

Shifting sands

      Life is undeniably complicated. And there’s so much we cannot control. Into our day-to-day existence come unexpected losses, illnesses, financial difficulties, job problems, relationship challenges – not to mention the actions and emotions of those around us.

      “Reality is like shifting sands,” observed one man. “There are changes all along the way. You just have to keep moving and try to keep your feet on the ground.”

      In our lives, each of us will face a tide – and perhaps tidal wave – of life-altering events and small everyday changes. But with our minds and hearts set in the right direction, we can face up to things that are beyond our control.