Some of us are dealt a tougher hand to play in life than others, but that just means we have to play that much smarter to beat the odds and win. Play like a card shark. Trot your poker face out with pride when life hits you unexpectedly with a hardship, knowing all the while that you know how to make the best out of what you’ve got on hand. Because you’re smart that way. You’re crafty. You’re brave. You’re resourceful. And you know when to walk away and how to start anew … because you’ve been down that road before. So don’t whine. Don’t cry. And for god’s sake, don’t quit. You have an obligation to yourself and your loved ones to be the best you can be so that when you get caught without your ace in the hole, and you will, you have the courage and skills to persevere and prevail.