What Playing Solitaire Teaches Me about Life:
- Every new game feels like I could win.
- I can come up with an elaborate plan, but it won’t bring victory any more than the odds allow. The only way to play is to pay attention.
- If nothing shows as obvious, start flipping cards over.
- It’s what I can’t see that needs revealing.
- If I didn’t catch something, I may get a chance the next turnover. I may not. I am not guaranteed the chance, but it doesn’t mean I’d win either way.
- Kings without a queen, they just take up space. Same for queen without Jack, Jack without 10, on down the line. Every one is important.
- If I have a choice between two kings to use, I will not know if it was the right one. I go with a choice, and move on.
- Sometimes I have to pull something off the “done” pile to advance the game.
- I may be praying for that seven of diamonds to show up, but something else more perfect may instead. Too much focus on “need,” and I could miss what’s turning up.
- Sometimes looking away from the game, I see something new when I come back.
- I win games with no aces showing at first, I lose games with all aces showing. I cannot predict.
- Winning every game is impossible, so it’s best to ignore the score, only paying attention to my improvement and enjoyment.
- I can play until I win—I’m bound to win one…but I can’t stop there….
- Believing I can win may not make me win more, but it’s more fun to believe!
- Winning is not the point.