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If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired.
-- Erik H. Erikson
 

 

Thursday, January 6, 2000

Turn on your courage

Even on the most difficult days there is hope. The worst that could possibly happen cannot even come close to the good that already is. The whole world could crumble around you and still there would be the very real presence of joy and fulfillment in your life.

The best things you have, you cannot ever lose. The most important things can never be taken from you no matter what tragedy may befall you.

And therein lies the strength to attempt anything. You truly cannot fail, so you might as well succeed in the most spectacular fashion. Yes, you will stumble and there will be pain, but it can never equal the joy of which you’re capable. Even though no one may catch you when you fall, the minute you hit bottom there will be endless ways to start climbing again.

Act strong because you are strong. Go confidently forward knowing that even the very worst days are still full on wonder and exciting possibility. You have a great life to be lived. Turn on your courage and make it happen.

— Ralph Marston

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