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Joy is the best makeup.
-- Anne Lamott
 

 

Saturday, July 5, 1997

Rise above it

When you’re at the mercy of petty desires and distractions, great achievements are impossible. To the degree that you let the little things get to you, you allow your life to be controlled by the whims of others.

Rise above the pettiness. Take control of your own life. Focus your enormous energy on the things that really matter.

Someone said something that sort of offends you? So what? That’s their problem. Someone looked at you the wrong way? Who cares? Replace the petty thoughts of anger, jealousy and spite with thoughts of strength.

Calm down. Rise above the little, insignificant things. Focus your thoughts in the direction of fulfillment and accomplishment.

— Ralph Marston

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