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All would live long, but none would be old.
-- Benjamin Franklin
 

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

Let it flow

The more you give of yourself, the more fully you become yourself. Hiding everything inside and keeping it all for yourself will only imprison you. Let the value of your life flow out from you in a constant stream of sincerity and joy. The more good things you send forth, the more good and valuable things you’ll experience flowing into your life.

The most miserable people are those who care only about themselves, who understand only their own troubles, who see only their own perspectives. Real and lasting fulfillment comes to those who live beyond themselves.

When your goal is to accumulate more and more for yourself, at the expense of everything else, you’ll end up with nothing but the empty artifacts of life. Yet when you seek to expand your life by giving your best, you’ll know the rich fulfillment that comes from truly living beyond yourself.

If there’s anything that’s failing to flow into your life, it’s because that same thing is not flowing out from your life. Give the best of yourself and you’ll experience the best of what life has to offer.

— Ralph Marston

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