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Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
-- James Allen
 

 

Saturday, February 7, 2004

Light the darkness

Find some way to be thankful for your troubles. For it is a great way to start moving beyond them.

Gratitude is always a powerful place to begin. Find something for which to be thankful, and you’ll discover a valuable way to move positively ahead.

Being resourceful does not mean that you have more resources than anyone else. Being resourceful means that you’re able to see and to make full use of the resources available to you.

That’s especially important when obstacles, troubles, frustrations and tragedies threaten to overwhelm you. Look at those troubles not with dismay, but with gratitude for the value that you know is there.

Yes, it may seem strange to be thankful for your difficulties. Yet it certainly beats the alternative, which is to let those difficulties get the best of you.

Have the courage and the insight to practice gratitude, even when things are at their darkest. And it will shine a positive, empowering light on even the most difficult situation.

— Ralph Marston

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