Making the best of it means asking "How can I do better with what I have to work with and with what needs to be done?" We have to know what needs to be done, and we have to know what we have to work with. We can be wrong about what needs to be done. It helps if we are able to asses that correctly. Fear, anger and desire cloud the window and make it difficult to discern what is on the other side. We have to be able to take refuge in emptiness, stillness and silence. Clarity is found in being empty, still and silent. To be there, we have to reduce the amount of noise and complexity in our life and within our own mind. Breathe in... Breathe out... Count to five in sync with our heart beat... Breathe in... Breathe out... Count to five... Helps transition us from noise and complexity to emptiness, stillness and silence. Where we can consider our situation apart from fear, anger, desire, etc. Seeking clarity. Seeking what needs to be done... And we have to know what we have to work with. Our primary resources are our original nature and our innate virtues built into our DNA-- who we are. We meet our life anchored in who we are. Our secondary resources are our stability, our balance and our harmony. What are our sources of stability, balance and harmony? What are the sources of instability, imbalance, disharmony? We seek to increase the former and to decrease the latter. What are our refuges of stability, balance and harmony? In whose company do we feel better? In whose company do we feel worse? Where do we turn when we have nowhere to turn? That is our rock and our foundation! Go there! Spend time with that! Out of these resources we take up the work of seeing and doing what needs to be done. Making the best of it by doing the best we can with what we have to work with and with what needs to be done. And follow the words of the sage, "Do your work, and let nature take its course." And let that be that. Until it is time to do the next thing that needs to be done. Then repeat this process throughout the time left for living.