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It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?
-- Henry David Thoreau
 

 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Opportunity to care

Today is an opportunity to care. Today is an opportunity to care about what you do, about who you are becoming, about how you treat others, and about all of life.

Though it is easy to be apathetic, it is terribly difficult to live with apathy. Be thankful that you don’t have to, and renew your commitment to care.

Care, not to impress anyone with how enlightened or compassionate you are. Care, with thoughtfulness, with patience, with love, because it feels so right.

Express your gratitude not with empty flamboyance, but with purposeful living. Even when all the world seems careless, especially when the world seems careless, your opportunity to care is more valuable than ever.

Jump with passion into this day and give it some good, measured, meaningful caring. Add a little understanding, a decent amount of humility, and you have a formula for real enrichment.

Care, because it is what you do. Care, and be vibrantly alive.

— Ralph Marston

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