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There is no smaller package in all the world than that of a man all wrapped up in himself.
-- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
 

 

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Shining light

There is no hard and fast rule that says you have to be troubled by your troubles. There is no requirement that you must become disappointed by the disappointments. You have no obligation at all to become stressed out by stressful situations. To the extent that you do these things, they’re little more than habits you’ve learned that can be changed like any others.

In fact, there are plenty of reasons to be encouraged by the disappointments. For in each of them are numerous ways you can learn and grow stronger. There are all kinds of great reasons to remain positive, calm and focused in stressful situations. For in those highly stressful situations, when you can stay level-headed and clear, you’ll find the most valuable opportunities.

Think of how welcome and valued a shining light would be in the middle of the darkest night. Each day, when things go from bad to worse, when the frustrations and anxieties mount, you have the chance to be that shining light.

And truly what a great opportunity that is.

— Ralph Marston

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