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Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love.
-- Mohandas K. Gandhi


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Confidently forward

The difficulties can get you down, but only if you let them. The setbacks can make you discouraged, but only if you allow them to do so.

You always have another choice. You can choose to focus on the good places you intend to go to, instead of on the painful places you’ve had to go through.

Sure, life is tough and the journey is difficult. Yet at the same time life can be exquisitely beautiful and immensely rewarding.

It doesn’t really accomplish anything to complain about, or to dwell on, life’s unfairness. What will make a positive difference is to put your energy and enthusiasm into following a meaningful purpose.

Decide that you will put the difficulties to work for you. Let them inspire you and make you more and more determined.

Each time you experience a setback, use it as an opportunity to remind you of the good and desirable places you intend to go. Then step confidently forward, leave that negative incident behind, and move ahead with more energy and passion than ever before.

— Ralph Marston

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