Do what you can with what you’ve got.

DenaMay 31, 2011

Sometimes Most times, life doesn’t pan out exactly as we plan it. Stuff happens. The dog gets sick. A tire blows out on the way there. Your flight gets cancelled. Your hair turns shockingly pink instead of golden blonde. The band never shows up. You accomplish just two items on your twenty-item to-do list. And so on…

But don’t worry, love. Every little thing is gonna be alright.

When you look back on the course of your life, you’re not going to remember the “catastrophes.” The flat tire, the pink hair, and the missed deadline won’t matter.

What will matter? What will you remember?

  • The first kisses
  • The slow dances
  • The belly laughter
  • The victories
  • The love, oh, yes, mostly the love.

Today I want to give you permission. This is a free-pass to let go. Let go of whatever is troubling your little heart. Shake it off. Forgive. Forget. Smile. Focus on the love. In the end, nothing else matters.

Do what you can with what you’ve got. Let the rest of it go.

Comments (7)

  • Lou Mello

    May 31, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    yep, life is sometimes a strange dance with a cobra and sometimes it is just right. When you have friends that you care about, family that you love and live each day with the Golden Rule as your guide, it’s hard to go wrong.

    Is there stuff to worry about, sure, but, it really doesn’t matter all that much when compared to all the good stuff. Just enjoy.

  • roberta

    May 31, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    isn’t this the truth….if we all could just realize…we can only do with what we have…your so right

  • Andrew

    May 31, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    That’s a nice start to my day 🙂

    How much do I have to donate to evolutionyou for you to post a photo of the dyed pink hair gone wrong?

    Continue to inspire, Dena!

  • mint palace

    June 1, 2011 at 1:54 am

    This arrived exactly when I needed to read it. Thanks 🙂

  • James Moffitt

    June 1, 2011 at 7:58 am

    “Doing the best I can with what I have” is one of my favorite sayings. It also reminds me that I do NEED to do the best I can with what I have got and not worry about what others may think. Thank you for your positive message and for reminding us to stop focusing on the negative garbage and to remain positive no matter what.

    1. Dena

      June 1, 2011 at 9:36 am

      @ Lou – “life is sometimes a strange dance with a cobra” I LOVE IT! Somehow I’ve never heard this one before, but boy, doesn’t that say it all. 😀 I love your commitment to the Golden Rule. With that in the front of our minds, we are bound for success in this life.

      @ Roberta – Exactly! It seems so simple in theory, but when it comes to the trials we face each day, it’s hard to remember. We have to constantly remind ourselves about what is TRULY important. xo

      @ Andrew – HAHA! You wanna know the truth? It’s not pink this time, but way too dark. I tried to save a couple bucks by using a different brand and … TA DA. Not what I wanted. But I’m rollin’ with the punches. You’ll get a look in my next video post. 😉 lol

      @ Mint – I love when that happens. So glad this was helpful to you, darling. <3

    2. Dena

      June 1, 2011 at 9:56 am

      @ James – Thank you so much, my friend. I am truly grateful that you appreciate the positivity in the message. Your thoughtful response means so much to me.

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