take care of yourself


"Happiness lies in engaging in worth while  activities. But there is only one person who for certain can tell what will make one happy-oneself. Only you can say where the road goes for one sets his goals for the hour, for the relationship, for the phase of life.

One can feel at times like a spinning leaf blown along a dirty street, one can feel like a grain of sand stuck in one place. But nobody has said that life was a calm and orderly thing; it isn't. One isn't a tattered leaf nor a grain of sand; one can, to greater or lesser degree draw his road map and follow it.

One can feel that things are such now that it is much too late to do anything, that one's past road is so messed up that there is no chance of drawing a future road when one can map a new one. And try to follow it. There is no person alive who cannot make a new beginning."

-excerpts from Take Care of Yourself a booklet i found.