Friday, February 27, 2009

One of the Ten Keys to Happiness

Accept what comes to you totally and completely so that you can appreciate it, learn from it, and then let it go. - Deepak Chopra

This was the quote I had started my lost blog with. I found it in a book that I gave to Sue while I was visiting her in AZ and for some reason it jumped off the page at me. When I lost the blog I lost the quote and had to do a search for it. I googled Deepak Chopra; there were hundreds of sites that came up with quotes of wisdom from him, but this one wasn't at the top of the list. So I decided to type in what I remembered of the quote and up popped an article by Deepak discussing the 10 keys to happiness. Isn't google amazing? Right smack in the middle of the article was the quote I had been looking for.

I won't try to recreate the blog again. As frustrated as I was by the loss of those thoughts and typing I'm glad I didn't dwell on it; that's exactly what the quote advises. Just accept what happens, take what you can from the experience (now I hit the 'save now' button much more frequently!) and then let it go. Although, I suppose if I had truly let it go, I would never have mentioned it again...

I gained from the experience in that if I hadn't had to search the web for the lost quote I never would have stumbled upon the article by Mr. Chopra that I'm looking forward to reading. Each event allows us the opportunity to learn, no matter how big or small, and that is something I'm going to try to keep in mind.

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