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The ancestor of every action is a thought.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

 

Friday, February 25, 2000

Enjoy the good things

The more you enjoy the good, positive things, the less you’ll be tempted by the negative, destructive things. If you’ve just had a good, balanced, enjoyable nutritious meal you won’t be easily tempted to eat junk food. When you truly enjoy fresh air and exercise, you won’t be tempted to seek pleasure in substance abuse.

A key part of positive living is enjoying the truly good things in life. Such fulfillment leaves little room for negative, destructive influences to take hold. Yet if you’re reluctantly following a nutritious diet or grudgingly following an exercise routine, you’re asking for trouble. Such an attitude attracts destructive temptations.

So when you do the right thing, enjoy it! When you take positive actions, enjoy them. After all, they are leading you toward positive results. Why would you possibly want to begrudge them? Pat yourself on the back. Truly enjoy the fact that you’re making positive progress, and the negative temptations will have no power over you.

— Ralph Marston

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