It resonates tonight. I've been dealt some lousy cards over the years and they still persist in coming. However I've learnt to play a better hand. What used to drive me close to the brink no longer does. Not because it isn't still hurtful or harmful, but because I've learnt to stop and think before reacting. I've chosen to temper my reactions so that my life follows the path I dictate, not the path dictated to me.
I can't change what has happened or what will happen, and choosing to live without regret and in the present means I don't want to change any of it - what I can do each day is make sure that my choices are centred in my present regardless of the cards in my hand.
Rule the game, don't let the game rule you.