Saturday, November 7, 2020

It is what it is

There is one question that has quite often crossed my mind for the last few years. Am I OK with being childless? There are many days that I am and there are also days that I am not. 

 Today - when watching an inspiring short video on BBC by Frank Gardner, BBC's correspondent -  I realized that thinking about it doesn't make sense really.

 Frank Gardner was asked if he was OK being disabled (he was shot by al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia). His reply was just perfect: "It is pointless not being OK with it because there's nothing I can do about it. So frankly it makes bugger all difference whether I'm OK with it or not because it is what it is." 

Exactly. It is what it is. And we have to make the most out of life that we have. 


  1. Exactly! Acceptance ultimately isn't a choice.

  2. I agree. I like that sentence "It is what it is". My elderly single neighbor has said it a few times, too. I guess that's where I have heard it for the first time.

    There are things in our lives we cannot change. But you are right: we can try to make the best with what we have. Sending many warm November greetings from Switzerland!

  3. For me it is so true. There is really nothing I can do. I have to accept it. So I am ok.