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Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
-- Abraham Lincoln


Thursday, August 16, 2018


Maybe you don’t have to answer the phone every time it rings. Maybe you don’t need to squeeze every last penny of profit out of your efforts.

Maybe a day in the sunshine would clarify your thoughts. Maybe a swim in the ocean would energize your passion.

Maybe those conditions you’ve been putting on happiness, you’d be better off without. Maybe joy can be lived right here and now, without waiting for where you think you need to be.

Maybe doing the difficult, challenging work will actually turn out to be fun. Maybe commitment, responsibility, discipline, and effort will raise your life to a new level of enjoyment.

Maybe some of the opinions you so staunchly defend could benefit from some challenges and revisions. Maybe you’d actually be okay if you could let go of the need to prove you’re right.

Maybe life can be a whole lot better than you’ve ever thought it could be. Maybe today is a great day to find out.

— Ralph Marston

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