In the poem "The Man Watching" by Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Robert Bly), Rilke says:
When we win it's with small things,
The poem is about accepting what is great and eternal and allowing ourselves to be dominated by these things.
We talk all the time of overcoming our problems. This is important, too, but it is also important to learn to accept things that cannot be changed. In 2009 I want to remember this.