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Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
-- Pamela Vaull Starr
 

 

Saturday, January 31, 1998

A terrible waste

Imagine a giant warehouse full of fresh fruits and vegetables. In this warehouse, there is enough nutritious food to feed thousands of people. Now, consider what would happen if the food just sat there, if the warehouse doors remained locked. It would spoil and then it would rot. Before long, the bountiful harvest that could have been so useful to so many, would be worthless. What a terrible waste!

Now consider that the days, the moments and the opportunities in your life are even more perishable than fresh produce. A day that is not lived to the fullest, becomes useless when it is over. A moment that is wasted with negative, limiting thoughts can never be reclaimed. Opportunities not acted upon bring nothing but stinging regret. What a terrible waste!

You are abundantly full of life and energy and creativity. Don’t let them spoil from neglect. Use the good things you have, to nourish your life and the lives of those around you. Anything less is a terrible waste.

— Ralph Marston

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