Sebastiano Serafini [Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened]

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.


Sometimes life can seem very painful. The people who seem to get the most out of life, are those who are willing to smile through the pain, and who no matter what, choose to see the silver lining in each situation. Many of us have always been a certain way for long periods in our lives, and rarely ever force ourselves to see the good in each situation. This is a result of the way we are pretty much trained as a people to think.

We are in a sense, wired by default to only give our focus on whatever is directly in front of us or behind us. In order to rewire our brains to rid ourselves from this destructive way of thinking we have to be willing to focus on the gains from each situation instead of focusing on what we think we may have lost. When we do this over and over again, we will gain new confidence to achieve greater things than we probably ever imagined.

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2 thoughts on “Sebastiano Serafini [Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened]

  1. We all start out from the place our environment, our families, our friends and our circumstances have cultivated us in, but then we begin to think for ourselves, and that is where the life and the fate lines have the potential to diverge. Some of us are more compliant (me! for most of my life), and others are more comfortable with free thinking. Developing an open mind and a spirit willing to embrace what’s different can ultimately attract the most satisfaction and serenity life has to offer – whether is comes wrapped in disappointment or joy. Unavoidable diversity can stretch one’s soul and load in experience that is sure to increase wisdom, knowledge and compassion. It is the path to metta.

    If we accept and believe that giving up is not an option, then there is no choice but to persevere. It’s just really tough to push through the worst of some painful situations. It can be a struggle to focus beyond the moment while we are consumed by the emotions of new loss or hurt. Sometimes the grief can bring on this terrible attraction that gives the spirit a perverse desire to cling to the pain – as if holding the heartache in our grasp will somehow reverse reality. I think it is necessary to grieve for something that has been important to us, but when the intensity has passed, then it is time to force focus on what is next and what is best. And if the emotions are not in it, then it’s time to “act as if” until emotion follows action.

    No matter how we struggle, we can take comfort in knowing that there is no statute of limitations on do-overs. If we don’t get it right, we can keep trying until we do. This is where hope becomes the best part of the human spirit.

    ‘When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try one more time.” ~Author Unknown~

  2. Ciao, Sebastiano!
    Bellissimo post anche se, fortunatamente, sono passati secoli dall’ultima volta che mi sono limitata a guardare avanti o indietro (soprattutto indietro) con rimpianto.
    Ora traggo il bene da ogni piccola cosa, e ho imparato a ridere di ciò che va’ storto, a non fare doppia fattica di arrabbiarmi/disperarmi se le cose non vanno nel verso giusto, piuttosto mi metto a cercare un punto da rigirare a mio vantaggio…
    Sono veramente uscita fuori da quel modo di pensare, quel deprimermi per i momenti che ho perso… che avrei potuto fare meglio…
    Evidentemente era destino che andassero così le cose.
    Un abbraccio forte forte, Sebastiano! Spero che stia andando tutto bene lì!!! Ciao! 🙂

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