We play the hand we’re dealt. I’d recently heard the line on TV (Murdoch Mysteries, in case you’re interested) and couldn’t get it out of my head.
For those who live life with a perpetual glass half-empty perspective, it would prove negative above all else. We’re granted a certain lot (fate) in life and there is nothing that can be done about it. We accept that destiny—with a grimace or sigh—and trudge along.
For those who live life with a continual glass half-full outlook, it would hold positive connotations. Yes, we’ve been granted a particular lot (fate) in life, but it’s all good. We view opportunities in challenges, understand that lots can change, that acceptance ≠ inaction.
Maybe we can’t change the cards we’ve been dealt, but we can change the way we play the game. So, let’s play the hand dealt—with a smile, optimism, faith, even a poker-face if need be. Winning is simpler than we might think, but the bottom line is: it's within each and every one of us to decide whether we’re going to be victorious.