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Fall down seven times, stand up eight.
-- Japanese Proverb
 

 

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Bring joy

Bring joy to every moment, whatever the moment may be. Rather than taking your cue from the circumstances you find, set out to inject your own living joy into the places you go and the things you do.

There is always room for real, sincere joy, even in the most difficult of situations. And it is in those difficult situations that a grateful, joyful, positive heart can make the biggest difference.

Others may judge a particular task to be dreary, tedious, or tiresome, but that’s just their opinion. When you approach that same task with joy and enthusiasm, you can add enormous value.

There’s no need to wait for joy to come to you. You’re perfectly capable of spreading it yourself, far and wide. During work and during play, when times are easy and when things are difficult, bring joy. If there’s a reason for it, if there’s no reason for it, even if there are reasons not to, bring joy.

Bring joy to every moment, and that is where you will know it.

— Ralph Marston

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