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Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.
-- Nathaniel Emmons
 

 

Wednesday, November 11, 1998

A privilege

When you’re tempted to give in to anger, resentment, self-pity, envy, or other feelings of negativity, remember this: life is a privilege, not a punishment.

Think of how a tiny insect acts to save its own life when injured or threatened. Consider the compelling wisdom in that instinct for self preservation. Life is precious to the living, no matter how seemingly insignificant. It is a privilege worth preserving and nurturing.

Life is a privilege, not a punishment. Think about that. Look at your attitude, consider your actions, from the perspective that life is indeed a privilege. Why would you ever want to complain about anything?

You’re not a victim. You’re a miracle. You have precious life, and it is magnificent. Keep that in mind, and live it accordingly.

— Ralph Marston

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