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An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
-- Paul Valery
 

 

Thursday, September 20, 2001

Widespread goodness

There is widespread and persistent goodness in this world. There is so much in fact that we take it for granted all too often.

Certainly there are dangers and challenges to be considered on a daily basis. We cannot ignore them. We must stay ever vigilant and mindful of their presence. And yet for the most part, life is awash with positive possibilities, many of which are manifest day after day after glorious day.

The bad things make the news precisely because they are so out of the ordinary. The good things are so thoroughly ingrained in our lives that we sometimes barely notice them.

Yet that goodness persists, even in the face of extreme challenges. The more you appreciate all the good things in your life, the more strength you’ll have to overcome even the most difficult of those challenges.

Don’t just count your blessings. Live your blessings today, tomorrow, in every moment and in every situation. Honor and respect the very real, the very powerful goodness in your life and in your world by making the best of everything that comes your way.

— Ralph Marston

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