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


Thursday, October 16, 1997

What for?

The next time you’re tempted to blame, condemn, take revenge, or act out of anger, ask yourself -- what will it accomplish? The next time you start to worry or fret, or feel sorry for yourself, ask yourself -- what good will it do?

Every one of your thoughts and actions, brings a result. So whatever you do, know why you’re doing it. Because whatever you’re working toward, will happen. The quality and substance of your life, are determined by where you focus your energy and attention.

If you focus on anger, you’ll have plenty of reason for anger. When you focus on worry, you will have much to worry about.

Instead, focus on gratitude, and you will have many things to be thankful for. Focus on positive action, and you’ll make good things come about. Direct your energy and your attention to the abundant side of life. Expect the best, and you’ll make it happen.

— Ralph Marston

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