posted by ben .
hi what does this quote mean
I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself
Do you understand all of the words in this quote? If not, look them up in a dictionary -- perhaps http://dictionary.reference.com/
Essentially this quote means that each person has choices. He can make the best of bad situations or he can be defeated by them.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
That which doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
You are what you think so try to cut any negativity out of your life.