When you rise to meet the wind
And negotiate the pain it brings
Remember that life is a cup of tea
And only you can be the baker.
When it slams dust in your face
And dares you to weep or laugh
Remember that life is a piece of art
And only you can be the artist.
When it throws you off your feet
And you think to scream or curse
Remember that life is a long fiction
And only you can rewrite the facts.