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Whenever two good people argue over principles, they are both right.
-- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
 

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Not so fast

It’s useful to get things done in a timely manner. And yet, the quickest way is not always the best way.

Our culture has become geared to immediate gratification. But often, life’s treasures can gain much more value when you wait a while for them.

Though there are more and more ways to achieve instant results, there is really no way to receive instant fulfillment. The things that bring real meaning and joy to life are the things in which you’re able to invest yourself over time.

Life is best when it can be savored. Rushing from one thing to the next can fill your days with sensation, yet it leaves your spirit sadly empty.

You don’t have to do it all or have it all today. Take the time to fully experience and enjoy the moment you’re in.

Life is already filled with more richness than you could ever imagine. Give yourself the opportunity to take it all in.

— Ralph Marston

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