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I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living.
-- Anne Morrow Lindbergh


Thursday, August 9, 2012

The best choice

A negative reaction to a negative situation just makes things worse. Is that really what you want?

Envy does not bring you what you desire. Resentment does not make things right.

Instead of getting angry or seeking to get even, consider what you could do to move things forward. Even if the situation does not deserve a positive response, you deserve a positive life.

Base your actions not on what’s happened in the past, but on what you wish to create for the future. Instead of getting drawn into an endless conflict, lead the way toward the best outcome you can envision.

What’s happened has happened, and no amount of anger or dismay can change that. What you can influence is what comes next, so work to make it positive and fulfilling.

You have the power to respond in whatever way you choose. Choose to lift the world higher, for it’s always the choice that’s best for you.

— Ralph Marston

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