Some people act as if they are completely controlled by their lives.
Yet, as it is the tendency for extremes to be incorrect, neither of these extremes can be true.
We cannot control all that comes at us. Sometimes we cannot even control ourselves, though one wishes that would be a rare occasion. It is just as true that outside pressures and events cannot not be blamed for the outcome of lives. Rise above circumstances we must. Let us flee from excuses and every day embrace the grace of God and try to do-- good.