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No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
-- Alice Walker
 

 

Friday, November 24, 2006

Before

Before you struggle to get what you don’t really want, stop. And consider what an exquisite miracle you already are.

Before you spend time complaining that things are not going your way, think for a moment. And see that everything that is, can be put to positive purpose.

Before you waste your life worrying that you might lose it all, gently and lovingly calm your thoughts. Realize that what truly has value can never be taken away.

Before you blame others for all of your troubles, take a step back. And understand that the way to control your own destiny is to take full responsibility for your life.

Before you allow fear to hold you prisoner, remember this. You can learn from the fear, you can use it to more fully prepare, and you can then move confidently ahead.

Before you allow any person, thought, feeling, event or situation to get you down, take a deep breath and consider. This moment is still unfolding, and you can choose right now to make life better than it has ever been.

— Ralph Marston

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