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Though an old man I am but a young gardener.
-- Thomas Jefferson
 

 

Monday, August 11, 2008

Be kind to yourself

Be kind to yourself. The better you feel, the more value you can create for your world.

Learn from your mistakes, but don’t hound yourself relentlessly with them. Build for the future, but don’t withhold from yourself the joys that you can live right now.

Delight in life’s pleasures without sinking into meaningless excess. Enjoy the beauty that surrounds you as it resonates with the beauty that is within you.

Find genuine satisfaction in productive, meaningful effort. Give the best that you have, and discover the real, lasting treasures you receive from doing so.

Provide yourself with the energy, commitment and determination to do much. And regularly give yourself some peaceful, relaxing time to do nothing.

Treat yourself with kindness, courtesy, respect and the highest of expectations. For life is as good as you choose to make it.

— Ralph Marston

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