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Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
-- Erich Fromm
 

 

Saturday, January 3, 2004

Generously positive

The things to which you pay the most attention will resonate within yourself. Whatever you truly appreciate, you will surely become.

The more you appreciate the beauty in the world, in the people around you, and in life, the more truly beautiful you will be. When you value integrity in others, you cannot help but increase the integrity of your own thoughts and actions.

Do you ever react to the good fortune of others with envy and resentment? Such an attitude will poison your own possibilities.

Instead, let yourself genuinely admire the discipline, effort and commitment that go into creating an impressive accomplishment. Then you will share in the richness of that accomplishment by building within yourself the values that make such things possible.

Thinking positively brings you nothing of value if you are selfishly positive. It is by being generously positive that your thoughts can lead to a brighter future, for yourself and for the world around you.

Let yourself see the positive in all things and in all people. The goodness and richness you sincerely appreciate will be yours too.

— Ralph Marston

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