“Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.”  Robert Louis Stevenson

I guess this is akin to another quote I like – “The best place to begin is where you are.”

I find it easy to get caught up in lamenting where I am and how I got there, or even lamenting where the world (as I perceive it) is and how in the hell it got to be that way.  These lamentations occur at the expense of accepting reality and working to change the situation.  Which somehow brings me to a quote I recently saw on a card.  I liked it so much I had to buy the card – though I can’t think of anyone to send it to other than myself.

“Things happen for a reason.  Sometimes the reason is that you made a bad decision.”


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