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Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
-- David Lloyd George


Wednesday, February 19, 1997

Out of the ordinary

There is nothing ordinary about life. It is the most precious thing you possess. Life is at once strong and fragile, on both counts requiring the utmost respect and consideration.

There are no ordinary moments. No matter what the circumstance, there is always, always the potential for greatness befitting the wonderous character of life itself. The difficult times, the challenges, the tragedies are all the more reason to make the most of each precious moment.

No moment is ordinary when you care, when you sincerely give of yourself, when you make the effort to make it count. Whether you’re giving your child a bath, designing software, playing golf, or waiting tables, each moment is a golden opportunity. An opportunity to learn, to create, to help, to love, to fully live.

— Ralph Marston

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