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The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places.
-- Ernest Hemingway
 

 

Wednesday, February 28, 2001

Plenty of reasons

There are plenty of reasons for you to be angry if you choose to be. There are plenty of reasons to worry if you want to do so. There are plenty of reasons for you to throw away the precious moments of your life absorbed in idle gossip. There are plenty of reasons for wasting your time and energy with anger, worry, envy or other distractions. Yet even the best reasons do not give value to such empty pursuits.

Whenever you find yourself drawn into some kind of negative or destructive behavior, ask yourself a simple question. What good will ever really come of this? Consider what your negative thoughts and actions will bring you. They will bring you nothing of value.

Life is too precious to burden your days with useless behaviors. Use that energy instead to really live, to make a positive difference in the world, and to reap the many rewards which come from doing so.

There may be plenty of reasons to be negative, yet there’s one overwhelmingly compelling reason to be positive and productive. That reason is your beautiful, precious, unique and irreplaceable life. Walk away from those unnecessary attitudes and behaviors that drag you down, and live each moment to the fullest.

— Ralph Marston

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