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I am not surprised at what men suffer, but I am surprised at what men miss.
-- John Ruskin
 

 

Tuesday, December 5, 2000

Today has a reason

Today is as it should be. Today is the result of reasonable, visible and even predictable influences. Though many of today’s circumstances may seem unfair, unjust or cruelly random, to throw up your hands and curse them as such will only blind you to the positive possibilities.

Instead, accept that there’s a reason for today. Look thoughtfully at how you arrived at this point. Those same influences which combined to make this day what it is can be harnessed to bring you to wherever you wish to go.

Today has a reason, and today has a purpose. Today has a cause and today has an effect. Today you can plainly see what has already happened and you can directly affect what is to be.

Today is not just another day. It is clearly special, is yours for a reason and for a purpose. Put everything you have today into advancing and fulfilling those positive possibilities which are uniquely embodied in this irreplaceable moment.

— Ralph Marston

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