There are no guarantees in life.
You are an accident of birth… and if you look critically, then you have “lucked out” by being born in a first world country.
What you choose to do between birth and death is basically all about you.
You can choose to waste all of your opportunities. I did some of that!
You can accept what fate brings for you. I did a little of that too!
You can work hard and strive to reach whatever heights you are capable of. I like to think I do this.
You can bemoan all the things that are wrong in your life. I have certainly done some of this.
You can focus on the good things in your life. I like to think that is what I do today.
You can see problems or you can see opportunities.
You can “roll over” or you can battle through.
You can accept your current situation or you can change it.
Whatever you do it won’t be easy… but who said life was supposed to be easy?