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People of accomplishment rarely sit back and let things happen to them. They go out and happen to things.
-- Leonardo da Vinci
 

 

Tuesday, July 10, 2001

Worth every difficulty

Life is difficult and life is worth every difficulty. Even if your troubles were multiplied by ten or by one hundred, they would not exceed in magnitude the joy, the beauty, the possibilities, the experience of being alive.

The only reason troubles come along is because life has already come along. It would be impossible to even recognize any difficulty if you did not have the extreme blessing of being alive with which to compare that difficulty.

Accept the difficulties, work your way through them, and you get life’s priceless abundance in the bargain. When it seems you cannot go on, go on. Because when you do you’ll find a treasure bigger than you ever could have imagined, a treasure that will make the problems truly trivial by comparison. Keep going, and the richness of living will be worth ten thousand times any price you pay.

— Ralph Marston

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