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All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
 

 

Saturday, February 26, 2000

The important things

It pays to spend time and effort on the truly important things. Each day you rush from one thing to another, filling your schedule but too often emptying your life. Consider devoting some time to the things that really matter.

Are you really busy for the sake of being busy? Of course not. Somewhere there is a reason behind it all. Somewhere there are things which you hold dear. Keep those things in mind.

There is someone who would love to hear from you today. Take some time to call that person. There is someone who would truly appreciate your help. Take some time to offer it. There is something special you’ve been meaning to do, whenever you get the chance. Now is your chance. There’s a book you’ve been wanting to read. Why not start it today?

Your busy schedule has plenty of quantity. Think of how you could give it some true quality and meaning. Consider the people, the beliefs, the goals, the things which are really important to you. Make time for them, not someday, but right now. Don’t just fill your schedule. Fill your life.

— Ralph Marston

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