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I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes


Saturday, October 7, 2006

No mere circumstance

Life’s triumphs and life’s tragedies often arise from exactly the same situations. When circumstances make it the most likely that the worst will happen, there can be just as much possibility for the best to happen.

Nothing ever has to be as bad as it seems, because you have the opportunity to respond to it. Every troubling situation has within it the seeds of great opportunity.

What are the things that are troubling you most today? Somehow there is a way to transform those difficulties into great accomplishments.

The very factors that hold you back also provide you with ways to move forward. Look at them with an eye for positive possibilities, and you will see them in a new and empowering light.

There is never any reason to be a victim of your circumstances. You can always choose to rise above them.

For you can see, and learn, and think, and act, and you can do it all with a deep and driving purpose. Remember who you truly are, and there is no mere circumstance that can hold you down for long.

— Ralph Marston

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