"We are taught to think that good days just happen to us, occasionally, and for reasons beyond our control. But the truth is, our days are mostly shaped by our own actions. Yes, other things happen to us, but it is our own responses to the unpredictable events in our lives that really makes a difference. It is possible to deal with good fortune badly; but it is also possible to deal with tragedy well. Much in our lives is beyond our control, but what is within our control matters enormously. No matter how much our lives feel driven by the unpredictables of life, or by our own demanding schedules, at every moment there is a "space" of choices, and in this space we can always find the Spirit if we look."
~ Contemplative Scholar
More at http://contemplative-scholar.blogspot.co.uk/2007/08/unprogrammed-quaker-living-highly.html
Artwork by Edward Bawden http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bawden