A Thoughtful Reminder about Change

I am reading a meditation from The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday every day. This thoughtful reminder about change was from yesterday’s meditation. Whether things are going pretty well or pretty badly, life can change in an instant.

Life can change in an instant. Remember, today, how often it does.

Ryan Holiday — The Daily Stoic

Whether you see that as God’s will, fate, luck, or just accidental chance, the thing to remember is you can’t “control” what happens. The only thing that you can control is how you react to change when it happens.

I have been pretty blessed in my life. The good has more than outweighed the bad. You see so many people dealing with things that are so hard. That is a good reminder to always try to see things from another person’s perspective and to remember that you probably don’t know about the hard things they are dealing with. So always try to have empathy, be kind, and treat others the way that you would want them to treat you.

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