the most interesting game in the world

“Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world – making the most of one’s best.”
~ Harry Emerson Fosdick

We happened upon this quote at the amazing farm + table store in Cape Porpoise, Maine and were struck by the frankness and the great challenge.

I love quotes – especially when they are succinct, profound, and would look great written on a big canvas in my house.

But doesn’t that just sum it up? Making the most of one’s best? Working with what we have, not longing for something else? I’ve recently (sadly) determined that I’m going to quit playing the “what if” game. Life isn’t some Choose Your Own Adventure book that you can go back and see what happens if you’d made a different choice. I decided I’d start appreciating my life for the great blessing that it is and quit all this “what if” and comparison nonsense. LIFE IS TOO SHORT.

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