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The first hour is the rudder of the day.
-- Henry Ward Beecher


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Exquisite joy

What if your dreams have already come true and you don’t even know it because you’re so busy chasing what the world says you must have? What if the things you thought you needed in order to be happy, you do not really need at all?

All around you are opportunities for exquisite joy. Are you too busy to see them?

Are you so consumed with striving for success that you’re unable to appreciate the massive abundance that is already yours? Have you placed so many conditions on happiness that you don’t ever have time to actually experience it?

Take a slow, sweet, deep breath and remember how very blessed you are. Allow life’s real and ever-present beauty to touch you and to remind you of who you truly are.

Stop obsessing so much on keeping score and getting ahead. Focus instead on creating real and lasting value from each moment you are given.

There is so very much that you can do. Count your many blessings, and as you do they will grow more profound.

— Ralph Marston

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