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Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
-- Thomas a Kempis


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Rich substance

Don’t wish for things to be easy. Work to make things good and meaningful.

A life of nothing but ease and comfort is a life not fully lived. Sure, it’s good to be comfortable, yet it is essential to also have real substance in your life.

If your goal is to reach the point where you have no responsibilities, you will find that place to be highly unsatisfying. Making a difference is what you do best, and making a difference makes life good.

A life with no challenge is a life with no fulfillment. Doing only what is easy can quickly rob you of your sense of purpose.

You cannot fully experience or appreciate life’s sweetness if you completely avoid its sometimes-bitter realities. Some of the world’s most beautiful places are also some of the most difficult places to reach.

Do what it takes to get yourself to those beautiful places. Be willing to embrace the difficult realities, and experience the rich substance of a life fully lived.

— Ralph Marston

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