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Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
-- Harriet Beecher Stowe
 

 

Saturday, November 22, 2003

The reflection you see

Be the value you wish to have. Be the positive difference you’d like to see in the world.

When you’re tempted to complain, think of a way to re-frame that complaint into a positive suggestion, proposal or offer. When you want others to understand your own concerns, put your efforts into better understanding the concerns and perspectives they have.

What are the qualities and values you would most like to see in the people around you? Develop and project those qualities in your own affairs, and live those values yourself.

Be slow to take offense and quick to offer encouragement. Find pleasure not in the misery of others, but rather in making a positive, meaningful difference for those around you.

For your world is a mirror. The reflection you see depends on the person you are.

— Ralph Marston

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