We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.
This is a quote I fall back on whenever something isn’t going my way. It’s basically saying that shit happens, and not to get bogged down in it.
And it works really well for students. Sometimes they don’t get a grade they’re happy with. Sometimes they don’t get to do a group assignment with their friend. Sometimes their friend isn’t in the same period as them. But they’ll still need to find a way to work past it.