Writer Regina Brett's life lessons are great little nuggets of wisdom. There's something for everyone! I'll be reflecting on this week's lesson: "Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying."
Even people who seem to live the most charmed of lives can occasionally suffer setbacks. They can happen to even the very best of us. Don't bottle up your resentment or disappointment. Feel it! Express it, yell it, shout it from the rooftops! (Well... just not too loudly!) But once the crying stops, you need to calm yourself, plan your next move -- and do it. No one can solve your problems for you. Heck, sometimes you can't even solve your own problems! But if you don't try, nothing will ever be accomplished. Make the commitment to actively change your life in those manageable areas, and watch the changes unfold.