What Cards Were You Dealt?


“I can’t say that there’s anything that I can’t do,

I don’t know that there’s a whole lot in life period that I can’t do,

just things that I haven’t done yet.”

-Richie Parker

We are all dealt a different set of cards in life. It’s how you play the cards – no matter the suit or class – that shows your true talent.

Life is a series of unknown events. You can try to plan out your life, but that’s where you’ll always end up in disappointment. Trying to predict the future is a poor excuse for not living in the present.

To be honest, I couldn’t tell you where I’ll be a year from now. And as scary as that sounds, it’s also exhilarating and thrilling. I could be still living here in Pasadena, or I could be living on a tropical island running a nature program. Only time will tell…The beauty of life is that WE DON’T KNOW what will happen next (no matter how hard we try to control it).

You can’t allow people to influence you to live a life that THEY WANT you to have. You can’t allow people to tell you that NO, you will never be able to do that. Your life is in your hands, so make some magic happen! The magic tends to happen when someone tells you that you can’t/will never be able to do something, then you prove them completely and utterly WRONG.

What sparked today’s post is the inspirational video below. As you will see, Richie was dealt what many would call a bad set of cards in life, but the way he played them, is something to be admired.

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