At a time when many have just received their school exam results, this quote from Nicky Gumbel seems particularly applicable:
Your age doesn’t define your maturity; your grades don’t define your ability; and what people say about you doesn’t define who you are.
So if you or your children or friends have received your exam results i these last few weeks, please remember that no matter how good, or bad, those results are, they will not define who you are today or the person you will become in the future.
Your exam results may have been exactly what you wanted and that is great. But if they weren’t, it’s not a disaster, it simply means you may need to make a few changes to how you want your future to unfold, but you can do it, and you can achieve exactly what you want to achieve.