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It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
-- W. Somerset Maugham
 

 

Wednesday, September 25, 1996

What is RIGHT with your life?

Too often, we define our lives by what’s wrong with us. That limits us, and keeps us negatively focused.

Stop for a moment and consider all the things that are right with your life. Look for the positive things and be sincerely thankful for them.

Gratitude is the cornerstone of abundance. When someone gives you a gift, and you neglect to thank them for it, will they ever give you another? It’s not likely. Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.

You have, within yourself, all the wealth and abundance that you’ll ever need. All you have to do is recognize it and put it to use. And that starts with focusing on the positive.

What do you enjoy about life? When are you the happiest? What do you do better than anyone else you know? What gives you a sense of satisfaction? What is your passion? What would you do if your resources were unlimited?

Answer these questions, and you’ll find the things that are right with your life. Get in touch with them and appreciate them. Find a way to make them a part of your daily life and your work. Help them to grow, and they will bring you fulfillment.

— Ralph Marston

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