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There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.
-- Richard Avedon
 

 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Appreciate where you have been

Learn what the trouble has to teach, and it is trouble no more. Grow to be the person who can deal with the problem, and it is no longer a problem.

By making a mistake you empower yourself to never make it again. As morning always follows night, the light of wisdom emerges as a matter of course from pain.

If you had never known darkness, you could not fully appreciate the wonder, the miracle, the power of light. From every experience you grow stronger.

Now, take that strength you’ve earned and point it toward what you love. Today, life is yours and possibilities abound, so make it all count.

Live joy so completely that it seems it will never end. Endure pain boldly, knowing you’ll soon be looking back on it from a stronger, higher perspective.

Whatever happened yesterday, today is your opportunity to do better, to live smarter, to exercise new power and create new value. Appreciate where you have been, and move solidly now in the direction you seek to go.

— Ralph Marston

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