Study any canonical text long enough, be it religious or law, and you’ll find something credible to support your position.

For every…

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

There’s a…

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” – Chinese Proverb
Don’t hold it all in…

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey

Because, you know…

“Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.” – Ann Landers

Take your time…

“Change is never easy, you fight to hold on, and you fight to let go.” – The Wonder Years

Be humble…

“The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.” – Mark Twain

Do yourself a favor…

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

And for God’s sake…

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

If you’re like me…

“Letting your mind play is the best way to solve problems.” – Bill Watterson

“It’s the battles waged that count…” bleh bleh

“He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.” – Sun Tzu

“It’s a marathon, not a sprint…” gag hack

“All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.” – Sun Tzu

So on the 14th anniversary of this hated day, I do my best to put all the supporting arguments together and see how fast I can run through the day. Sit one out and rest up for tomorrow.

Accept the defeat and move on.

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