Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese artist, poet, and writer who said, ” Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
His book, The Prophet, was originally published in 1923. It continues to inspire millions worldwide. It holds timeless words of love and mystical longing. Writing with insight, hope, and a remarkable compassion for the human condition, Kahlil Gibran explores ideas of joy and sorrow, friendship, good and evil, pleasure, reason and passion, expressing humanity’s yearning for a Unity of Being, only achieved through love.
In life we are going to have disappointments and hurts. We never want to get use to them but, we want to know how to handle them. Our attitude toward them and how we handle them will determine to a great extent our success in life as a person. We don’t have to be down trodden. Yes, things happen, but we control our reactions to them. We are in control of our attitudes.