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Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

When something changes in our life our initial reaction is always to be sad that something is over. No matter how inevitable the change is we still often resist it. I guess it is human nature to focus on what is no longer there. But I try, sometimes not successfully, to look at every end as a new beginning, a new chapter in life that has the opportunity to bring a new experience, a new challenge and a new growth in my understanding to the world I am blessed to be part of.

The Dr Seuss quote is something I came across whilst sitting with my two children and one of them was reading a book they had brought home from school. Somethings in our life are so obvious that yet we often overlook them. I think this is a wonderful way to look at the world as we always should be grateful for any experience we face. Taking the good with the bad whilst being able to smile through it truly defines the people we are. We have the potential to be happy if we focus on the good things, the experiences that shape our destiny, even if at the time the path ahead is not clear.

I have often looked back at some of the most difficult and trying moments in my life, only to realize that they were the moments that really helped me grow as a person, helped me open my eyes to the bigger picture and ultimately helped me appreciate what I have in my life. I would be the first one to say that it not always easy to see the positive in everything in life, but by trying a little more each day to do so, our world can only get brighter.

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