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We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
-- Helen Keller


Saturday, July 15, 2006

Stop and start

Stop making life so difficult and complicated by being afraid to fully live it. Start spending more time as the person you truly are.

Stop building elaborate scenarios in your mind about what might or might not happen. Start giving your focus and energy to making the most of the moment you’re in.

Stop wishing that things had been different. Start seeing the real, positive value and experience you’ve gained from where you’ve been.

Stop being so obsessed by the things you don’t have and constantly distracted by your desire for more. Start to fully appreciate your blessings and to enjoy the true abundance of always having enough.

Stop worrying and fretting over what others may think. Start confidently offering your own special values, gifts and perspectives to life.

Stop wasting your time wondering about what could have been. And start to discover for yourself the incredible wonders of what can be.

— Ralph Marston

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