I learned one thing in Watergate: I was well-intentioned but rationalized illegal behavior, he said. You cannot live your life other than walking in the truth. Your means are as important as your ends.
I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have ? life itself.