Rosie O'Donnell on Life, Love and Family
"It took real kind of self-acceptance, and it took understanding that you don't have to live that way. You have a choice to live half empty, half full. It's a simple analogy," she says. "Every time I teach it to [my kids], I reteach it to myself. I've had an amazing life, and to constantly think of the times when it was not so amazing really robs me of the joy of the good parts."
When Rosie is feeling down, she thinks of a line from a movie that she says changed her life—the animated film Kung Fu Panda. "The message is profound," she says. "The little Yoda character says, 'Now is a gift, and that's why it's called the present.'"
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