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Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.
-- Norman Cousins


Monday, June 27, 2005


There is nothing else that can give the same kind of satisfaction as a good day’s work. Time spent in productive effort builds confidence, responsibility and a real sense of control over your own destiny.

Yes, work can sometimes be tedious, frustrating and even painful. Yet by overcoming the many and varied challenges offered by your work, you are creating something of real value.

Even when your work does not yield immediate results, your efforts will never go unrewarded. For even if there is nothing else that comes of it, the work itself is ample reward.

Work brings with it the opportunity to make a difference, and the need to be needed is something that everyone knows. With your work, whatever it may be, you have a real and lasting impact on life.

Work is more than a job, more than a task, more than a set of efforts. Work is a powerful and fulfilling way that you can express who you are.

Whatever form it may take, work reminds you that you’re alive, creative, innovative, effective and uniquely important. Put some work into this day, and you’ll add your own real substance to life.

— Ralph Marston

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