Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck

When we don’t get what we want, mostly we feel bad. But if we go back and look at the same situation, often we will find that things worked out. It might have been a blessing that led to something else. Every situation, challenge, person we encounter in our life is there for a reason; it helps us grow. Tibetans have a saying that we should be thankful to our problems as they help us grow and test us.

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

Dalai Lama

Hey everyone! Today’s quote is from the great Dalai lama who you probably know by all of the quotes that i have done. He is the 14th Dalai Lama, and i have heard that he is the best one but i am most definitely not one to decide that. Anyways, his real name is Lhamo Thondup and he is 85 years old! The most important thing is that he is super wise and continues to be one of the most influential people in the world!

Usually, we all think that if we got everything we want life would be absolutely perfect, but in reality, you would miss out on the excitement of surprise. Another thing is if we were able to know everything that went on in the world and in the future of our lives, there would be no reason to live. The reason to live is to push yourself to make the best decisions to get the best outcomes. There is no point in living if you are just going to know exactly what will happen.

I am going to give you an example I saw in a TV show. It is a little silly, but i like the concept. So there is a boy who wants new clothes for school. he is normally used to getting clothes which are high-branded, and expensive, but his family is in a rough time where they cannot afford this stuff. He really wants it, but all that they can afford is thrift store clothing. He learns to deal with it and ends up going to the store. He gets there and finds a black turtleneck that he likes, and his dad goes “thats awesome buddy! that looks just like the ones that Steve Jobs wore!”

I am sure you probably know what is about to happen. They buy the shirt, and the thrift store employee comes to there house a couple days later. she asks for the shirt back but the family says, “no way! we bought this for our son why would we return it?” and turns out that the Jobs’ family’s maid ended up bringing it there by accident! the family even offered them 25,000 dollars just for it back and that ended up helping the family get through their crisis and arise to their normal state.

Buddhist Quote by Dalai Lama on Luck

My name is Gurbani Singh. Since I am a teenager, I often find myself searching for positive quotes for girls. After reading these I have made it a goal to post Positive and Inspiring quotes daily. I hope that these are as encouraging to you as they are for me to learn from and apply to our daily lives.

If you are a parent, I hope you find my posts inspirational and motivating. 

Encourage your kids to read and write what this means to them & how they can apply this quote to their lives. Also, consider learning and practicing breathing meditation as a way to help relax and reflect on the message.

You can read all of my encouraging quotes for teens

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