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The darkest hour of a man's life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.
-- Horace Greeley


Tuesday, September 10, 1996

Stay in touch with your dreams

The only true happiness
comes from squandering ourselves
for a purpose.

          -- William Cowper

Another day dawns. Work to be done, problems to be solved, bills to be paid, disputes to settle. Mail to be answered, phone calls to make, errands to run.

Why? What is it all for? What does it all mean?

Nothing more or less that what you make of it. With no dream to follow, even the most “glamorous” life can be drudgery. Yet with a vision and a clear direction, even the most “mundane” life can be a thrill and a joy. It all depends on where you see yourself going.

Somewhere deep inside of you, you have a dream. You have a vision of the world as you’d like it to be. You have a unique gift to offer. It may be covered up by years and years of the sludge of everyday life -- but it’s there. And when you look deeply enough, you’ll find it. The person inside of you that wants to soar, to express, to create, to build, to love, to inspire, to live.

The chores and setbacks of everyday life can be a prison, or a pathway. It all depends on you. No matter how far “down” you think you are, there is always hope. There is always hope. There is always hope, for you are always capable of following your dream. You have a special gift. Deep inside, you know what it is. Find it and hold on to it. It will carry you through whatever you need to endure.

— Ralph Marston

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