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To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man's character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours.
-- Mark Twain
 

 

Saturday, December 28, 2002

The little things

Do something nice for yourself today. Pick one little trivial, insignificant thing that you would normally get very upset about, and just let it go.

Save yourself the frustration, the aggravation, and the wasted time of worry and fretting about something that doesn’t really matter anyway. Simply have the grace to let it go.

It could be an insult or a criticism from someone else. Instead of defending yourself against it or striking back, just let it go and let its negative influence on you quietly dissolve into nothingness.

Or it could be some little something that you’ve decided is very annoying to you. Instead of putting your energy into being annoyed, choose to ignore it and put your efforts into something more positive, productive and genuinely enjoyable.

Think for a moment about how utterly ridiculous it is for you to let the little things get you down. Give yourself and your world the priceless gift of your own vibrant life by rising happily above those petty, insignificant little annoyances.

— Ralph Marston

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