What do you do when life throws you a curve ball?
Life is full of twists and turns. Some are served up to us from some unknown perverse plan that the universe has for us. And some are of our own making. Have you ever made a U-turn in your life? Done something that was completely unexpected (and perhaps unplanned)?
I have done that once or twice in my life. The big one for me was about 15 years ago, quitting a perfectly stable and suitable job to teach yoga and sell jewelry. And while that didn't quite work out the way I envisioned, I wouldn't trade the experiences I gained.
We can never know, really, what will happen in the future; best to live in the moment and learn from our past actions.
By taking the time to stop and appreciate who you are and what you've achieved - and perhaps learned through a few mistakes, stumbles and losses - you actually can enhance everything about you. Self-acknowledgment and appreciation are what give you the insights and awareness to move forward toward higher goals and accomplishments.