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Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
-- Abraham Lincoln
 

 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Celebrate the goodness

By all means work to grow and improve. Yet remember to also appreciate and enjoy.

There was a time when your goal was to be where you now are and to have what you now have. Now that you’re here, take the time to fully enjoy how far you’ve come.

Your energy for moving forward comes from your appreciation of where you are. The experience of enjoying the dreams you’ve already reached motivates you to reach for more.

You’ll never be happy with the new things you acquire if you can’t enjoy the things you currently have. The more you enjoy each day, the more positive energy you’ll have to keep moving ever forward.

Be truly thankful for what you have and you’ll find new, creative ways to make use of it. Appreciate where you are, and you’ll find a workable path to where you want to be.

Enjoy this moment, this day, this place, and this situation. Celebrate the goodness of where you are and the positive energy will push you quickly forward.

— Ralph Marston

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