Character building begins in our infancy, and continues until death.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

 

Monday, October 20, 2003

Feeling great

Do you want to just feel good? Or would you prefer to truly feel great?

It can feel good to overindulge. Yet it can feel great to enjoy the lasting rewards that come through practicing discipline and restraint. It can feel good to be lazy, lounging around and doing nothing. Yet it can feel truly great to invest your time in creative, effective, productive efforts.

It can feel good to win an argument. Yet it can feel great to develop a mutual understanding with, and true respect for another person.

It can feel good to live for today, abandoning all your responsibilities for the pleasures of the moment. Yet it can feel truly great to live fully in the moment while remaining responsible to the positive possibilities that the future will bring.

Rather than living for the fleeting pleasure of feeling good, fill each moment with meaning, integrity, responsibility, discipline and love. Then you’ll know the lasting joy of truly feeling great.

— Ralph Marston

 

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