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Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace.
-- Karl Barth


Saturday, July 8, 2006

Being useful

How do wealthy people get that way? By making themselves useful.

How does someone in a leadership position get into that position? By being useful.

How do you take an ordinary day and turn it into a memorable, extraordinary one? By doing something useful and valuable with it.

If you’re constantly worried about what you can get, then you’ll never be satisfied. Yet when your focus is on what you can give and on finding new ways to be useful, your life will be richly rewarding.

It is truly a blessing to be useful, and a joy to be effective and productive. Think of the many opportunities available for you to experience that joy in your own unique way.

Look at yourself, look at the world, and look for how you can be useful. Choose to make a difference, and not only will you bring much value to life, you’ll feel great about being able to do it.

— Ralph Marston

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