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Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
-- David Lloyd George


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Make new joy

It is great to treasure the joys of the past. When you do so, those joys will always be with you, bringing new pleasure each time you think of them.

But don’t get so dependent on past joys that you neglect to make new ones. Instead, allow the joys you’ve previously experienced to inspire you to make even more.

Circumstances have surely changed, and you’ll never again have the exact same joyful experiences you had before. However, you most certainly can create new, original joyful memories to treasure.

Be thankful about all the great times you’ve known. And be willing to make more great times with this day, with this moment, wherever you may be.

Don’t limit the possibilities for joy by assuming that the new joys must be just like the previous ones. Continue to open yourself to new, creative options for adding richness and fulfillment to life.

There are plenty of ways, right here and right now, to bring fresh joy to life. Treasure the joys of the past, and make some new ones today.

— Ralph Marston

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