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You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.
-- Pearl S. Buck
 

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2002

Another way

When you’re venturing into an unknown place, and you’re gripped by fear, and it seems that the only choice is to turn back, remember that there is another way. You can choose to feel the fear, learn from it, let it prepare you, and then move confidently forward.

When you’ve known extreme disappointment, and it seems that the whole world is against you, and you just want to give up, remember that there is another way. You can choose to put your disappointments behind you, and look ahead toward the very best you can envision.

If someone has hurt you, and the pain is intense, and it seems that anger and vengeance are your only choices, remember that there is another way. You can choose to re-direct your energy into positively and productively improving the situation, rather than just creating more destruction.

When it seems that your only choice is a negative one, there is always another way. When it seems that the only alternatives are defeat and dismay, there is always another way.

Remember, in your most difficult moments, that there’s another, more positive way. See it, follow it, live it and you’ll lift up your world at every opportunity.

— Ralph Marston

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