I have been given the gift of salvation, through no merit of my own, it is unearned. The gift of salvation is a gift that I will never be able to repay. Thus my life became one of humble and joyful thanksgiving. Be grateful. Not only for the good things, but be grateful for all of your life. "The good as well as the bad, the moments of joy as well as the moment of sorrow, the successes as well as the failures, the rewards as well as the rejections." (Henri Nouwen)
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in ALL circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
"The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty."
Prudent means acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
Is your life going to be successful if you are Prudent or Simple?
The prudent take action, take refuge, and make changes while the simple just keeps going and makes no changes. The prudent see the danger and take action to avoid the danger and the penalty. The simple see the danger, but just keep going and pay the price. How can you improve in anything or become more Christ like without taking action? You Can't.