Have you ever known someone to say, "That’s just the way it is." And have you ever bought into the notion, "You will be powerless to influence (a particular situation) so you might as well not even try."

With YOUR donkey on the line you can decide what losses to cut and which ones you want to try and save.

But when it’s someone else who depends on you for care, don’t even think about taking the easy way out. Some things in life are hard. If we choose to ignore our obligations, we are really creating bigger hardships somewhere else.

Best to give care when it is due. This sage advice, like "A stitch in time saves nine" means we will always have maintenance issues that require attention. So smile, be happy, and be grateful that you have the resources to make a difference. It is true: someday even this will be gone.

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