My dear,

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.

All that happens to you happens without being good or evil. Only you can choose what they’ll be to you.

Grasp the mishaps by the blade (perhaps fearing that the handle is too big for you to hold) and you’ll see them as obstacles and satan sent. Be brave (and strong) enough to grab them by the handle and maybe, just maybe, they’ll be that push you were looking for to get to the next level of your inner being.

What end will you grab the sharp knife of mishaps by?

Falsely yours,
James Russell Lowell