But for today, I'm going with the Hawaiian words. I like the simplicity and encouragement of "If can, can." And I love the peacefulness of "If no can, no can." It allows me to let go of those things are not and can't be, and inspires me to go forward rather than dwell.
If can, can. If no can, no can.
One of those great Hawaiian sayings that pop in my head once in a while. I hear it coming from a surfer dude hanging out by his van, scoping the waves. His tone is laid back and matter of fact finishing with a smile like he's got no worry in the world. It also reminds me of the Serenity Prayer adopted from AA, "God give us the grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things that should be changed, and the wisdom to know the difference."