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So is cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more remains.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

 

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Not easy

Life is not easy. That’s what make’s it so valuable.

If everything in life came easy, where would be the opportunity for fulfillment? If there were no real challenges, there could be no real rewards.

If pleasure, comfort and achievement were all you knew, what possible reason would you have to value and appreciate them? If life were easy, it would be unbearably tedious.

Consider how precious are the opportunities to give, to contribute, to make a difference. They’re what create the possibilities for true enjoyment, satisfaction and fulfillment.

The life you envision can most certainly be achieved. For that to happen, you must first get past the wish that it be easy. You would not really want it to be. Never settle for easy when you can make it great.

— Ralph Marston

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