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Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
-- Dale Carnegie


Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Things you cannot lose

When you worry too much about losing something, you’ve already lost it. For your worry prevents you from receiving any value out of whatever you’re so worried about losing.

Things do change, and what is here today may well be gone tomorrow. You can worry and fret over that reality, or you can joyfully and lovingly make the most of all you have right now.

The joy that you fully experience, you will not lose. The love that you live and give, cannot be taken from your heart by any outside circumstance.

If you invest yourself too heavily in the fleeting, superficial things in life, you’ll be setting yourself up for a shattering disappointment when those things are no longer with you. Instead, learn to treasure those real, substantial, meaningful things that time and events cannot erase.

Get in the habit of fully living each day with meaning and purpose. You’ll find yourself worrying less about what you have to lose, and focusing more on what you have to use.

Express gratitude for all you have by making the very most of it. And you’ll always have plenty to be thankful for.

— Ralph Marston

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