Do you enjoy losing?

Do you enjoy losing?

I played a collaborative board game a couple days ago. My two friends and I lost :( and it was a close loss!

The beautiful thing was that we still enjoyed playing :) Various things contributed to that, but the surprising thing for me was…

We enjoyed losing!

There’s a lesson there I think. A simple principle, but often harder application.

There are so many opportunities to miss, stress about, or even spoil life. And in many situations the only difference between sweet and sour is our perspective.

Wouldn’t you rather relish life?

I would! I want to enjoy life independent of outcomes – especially outcomes I can’t predict and can’t control.

Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family. One day each of us will run out of tomorrows. 

(Thomas S. Monson)

My HWN the last few has been reflecting on and trying to apply this principle.

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