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The more powerful you are, the more responsible you are to act humbly.
-- Pope Francis
 

 

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Allow joy to live

Sometimes, missing out on what you enjoy gives you the opportunity to discover something else you’ll enjoy more. Rather than being resentful about the way life unfolds, be enthusiastic about the unfolding possibilities.

When you so choose, you can make every moment a new adventure. Dare to go beyond what’s comfortable and familiar, and uncover new pathways to express your purpose.

You’ve learned that you love and enjoy many people, places, activities. Give yourself the chance to learn how much more you can love.

This day, this place, this situation might be much more fulfilling than you’re allowing it to be. Instead of wishing for the enjoyment of doing something else, create a new kind of joy out of right now.

Let the moment be. Let yourself live the goodness of it.

Don’t make your joy dependent on some narrow, specific configuration of reality. Allow joy to live and thrive, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing.

— Ralph Marston

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