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Truth, and goodness, and beauty are but different faces of the same all.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Wednesday, April 27, 2005

A positive force

Today, you can be a positive force in a negative world. Today, you have the opportunity to truly make a difference.

When you come across greed, incompetence, disrespect, despair, or injustice, don’t simply get angry or frustrated. Instead, get busy.

Get busy thinking of what specific steps you can take to make it better. Then get busy committing yourself and taking those steps.

You can’t do anything to prevent what has already happened. Yet you can do much, in your own way, to make your corner of the world a more peaceful, loving, creative, intelligent and caring place.

When you’re tempted to curse the negativity that’s all around you, stop and remember that your cursing will do little good. Rather than focusing on what’s wrong, step forward and do something that’s overwhelmingly right.

Improve your corner of the world, and that corner will grow more positively influential. Keep on being a positive force, and little by little, you can create a great and wonderful transformation.

— Ralph Marston

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