Welcome life as it comes
What you fight against, fights back. What you’re able to welcome and embrace, you’re able to influence and direct.
When you welcome the day with genuine enthusiasm, you’re already on your way to putting it to valuable use. When you welcome the challenges, you’ve already begun to transform them into achievements.
Welcome the complaints and criticisms, and you’ll discover pivotal avenues for improvement. Welcome the beliefs and opinions of others, and you’ll markedly strengthen and focus your own beliefs.
Welcome life’s beauty, even in the most ordinary things, and that beauty becomes a part of you. Welcome the unexpected surprises, and they’ll lead you to unexpected treasures.
Get in the habit of welcoming what life brings, and you’ll get out of the habit of fearing what might come. Choose to welcome both the ups and the downs, and even the setbacks will eventually lead you forward.
Instead of figuring out ways to run or hide or fight, welcome life as it comes. Welcome life, and you’ll find great richness in what it brings.
— Ralph Marston