Available: (adj) able to be used or obtained
There are a few great principles that just make life work better.
Fortunately for us mortals, they are simple.
- Our attempts to complicate them do not actually improve their quality.
- Our instinct to ignore them does not negate them.
- Our decision to embrace them brings a sense of true joy to our hearts which greatly increases our power to endure.
One of these primary precepts is this: happiness is when we begin to believe that what is available to us is our blessing.
Just imagine how content we could become if we thought a box of macaroni, eight slices of cheese and a can of tuna were the makings of a meal instead of symbols of our poverty. Tuna and macaroni and cheese. It is edible, you know. And if we access the spice rack, we might just be able to turn it into a delicacy.
I am only miserable in my life when I convince myself that I am cheated by what is available.
I become giddy with my journey when I take what’s available and turn it into the “Magical Mystery Tour.”
So what is the trick? Here’s what I choose to believe:
What’s the harm in using what’s available until something better comes along? Who knows? What is available may be enough.
And if not, I would rather fill my time being inventive with my resources … instead of bitching about them.
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