In Others’ Words: Best
“Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.” ~Jack Buck (1924-2002), American sportscaster
It’s Monday. If I’m not careful, I can drag the “should ofs” and “could ofs” from last week right into this week.
And that’s a lousy way to start a Monday. Or any day, for that matter.
Last week? D-O-N-E.
This week? Ahead of me. And as far as I know, I have today, tomorrow, and the days after that …
Did everything go according to my expectations last week?
I bet if I asked you the same question, you’d give me the same answer. The real question is: What are we gonna do about it? Are we going to make the best of it — or are we going to make the worst of it?
And here’s another thing I just thought of: Why should I concentrate on the times when my expectations were disappointed? Why not laser in on the times when I was surprised by joy? Astounded by love? Taken out at the knees by grace? Bowled over by encouragement?
It’s Monday. Let’s make the best of it, shall we?
In Your Words: Are you a “make the best of it” kind of person? How do you embrace the best instead of focusing on the disappointments? And if you’re thinking, “Well, no, I’m not good at making the best of it,” — do you know someone who is? How do they do it?0 I like this!