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It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
-- Ursula K. Le Guin
 

 

Friday, March 11, 2011

Great new treasures

Sincere, focused, purposeful effort is never wasted. Though it often does not bring the results you expected, it never fails to bring new value to your life.

Sometimes all you get is experience, greater strength, and the confidence of knowing that you can work with discipline and focus. Though those things may not seem like much at the moment, over time they will bring great treasure to your life.

Then there are the efforts that don’t bring what you expected, but instead bring something even better than you could have imagined. When you’re fully engaged in life, you tend to discover new paths to fulfillment that are far more amazing than anything you could have ever envisioned.

You cannot know for sure what the days and months and years ahead will bring. Yet you can be sure that the most fulfilling and enriching way to greet each new moment is in the active service of a meaningful purpose.

Sometimes your efforts can seem tiresome and downright exhausting. Consider, though, how truly fortunate you are to be in a position to make them, and even more so, to make them meaningful.

What great new treasures will your efforts bring you? Right now is when you have the opportunity to find out.

— Ralph Marston

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