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One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
-- Georg C. Lichtenberg


Thursday, February 3, 2005

The bright side

Look on the bright side. It won’t cost you anything, and yet it will benefit you greatly.

Let your first word be a genuine smile. It will encourage others to listen to the rest of what you way.

When things go wrong, spend more time looking forward than backwards. For that is how you will find a successful way out.

When others criticize you, be truly thankful and appreciative. For you’ve just learned a valuable lesson.

When conditions change unexpectedly, respond with renewed energy and enthusiasm. For a whole new set of valuable opportunities has just been created.

Yes, you can live in the dark shadows of gloom and dismay, but why would you ever choose that for yourself? Choose instead to live on the bright side, and enjoy how great life can be.

— Ralph Marston

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