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How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
-- Marcus Aurelius


Monday, April 11, 2005

Thankful actions

Being thankful in your thoughts and words is a good starting point. Yet the real power of gratitude comes when you put it into action.

How do you put gratitude into action? By making the most of the good things you have.

When you hoard and hide away your blessings, they soon wither and die. When, on the other hand, you put them to use, the good things in your life grow and multiply.

There is no better way to show your thankfulness and appreciation for something than by using it for a positive, productive, creative purpose. Do that, and the value you already have grows even more valuable.

Whatever you have is not really yours unless you are truly thankful for it. To be truly and effectively thankful for it, make full and fruitful use of it.

Live with a thankfulness in your heart, in your thoughts and, most importantly, in your every action. All the good things you make use of will grow even better.

— Ralph Marston

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