Yes, there are things that we cannot control such as health (sometimes), heart aches, accidents, bullies, layoffs, hardship, etc. What we can control is how we respond to them. What we can control is our faith, our determination and perseverance in making things better.
Life is a gift. Life is short. Not everyone has the opportunity to live the life you have. The mere fact that you are able to read this blog post makes you lucky.
Let 2017 be a year that we are grateful for what we have.
Let 2017 be a year when we recognize that we were blessed with a gift of another year.
As cheesy and cliche as it may sound, we are true writers of our lives. Let's make this next chapter a great one.