We have often heard people say “I need to play my cards right…” when they wanted to make the most of certain opportunities present in their life.
There are several other expressions that we commonly use in our everyday conversations that come from the ordinary deck of playing cards. Have you ever heard someone say that they don’t want to “get lost in the shuffle” or ask the question, “what’s the deal anyway?” Its all about Cards!
Life is like a deck of cards, you don’t know what’s next, but as you pick them up and include them in your hand you play them as best you can. Sometimes the card picked up seems of little value for the game you are playing. Sometimes it’s a nuisance, other times it’s a game changer for good or bad.
Our life experiences are like cards, we pick them up as we play the game of life, sometimes unsure of how we will play them or what use they will be. These cards could be difficult experiences that will take time for us to realize how we can use them to perhaps pay it forward.
As Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru said: “Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.”