“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” Dolly Parton

A student quotes Dolly Parton as saying, “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”

He’s writing about taking whatever force comes against you–whatever debilitating or disappointing thing–and using that force to send you off into a good, beautiful adventure. You can use that terrible thing. 

The question is how. Adjusting my sails has everything to do with attitude and expectation that come from a faith in God’s power and love to work things for good. 

I’m either swept away or sailing. I’d rather sail. 

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