Sometimes our circumstances dictate our decisions and sometimes it’s the other way around. It is better to seek serenity in letting go of the things we cannot change than to ruminate on what might have been. For memory is often kinder in the remembering than the moment actually lived, but to dwell on its rose-hued visage prevents experience of the present.
The one thing we can control is how we decide to feel about it, the spectrum of emotion overlaid on the experience and its takeaway meaning deciphered. It is only there that we may craft our truth, and resolve to keep what preciousness we deem worthy and let the rest fall away.