virgin islands scene

I am long on ideas, but short on time. I expect to live to be only about a hundred.
-- Thomas Alva Edison
 

 

Wednesday, May 5, 1999

Good news

Today, millions of people will drive to work and back again in comfort and safety without having an accident. Today, people will fall in love and that love will last a lifetime. Today, millions of people will volunteer their time and donate their money to others who are in need. Today, countless numbers of people all over the world will live through a peaceful, productive day.

Today, exciting new discoveries will be made. New homes will be built. Imaginations will be sparked. Lives will be saved. Friendships will be renewed. Children will be cared for.

Between now and the time tomorrow begins, a million million good, worthy things will have taken place. Today is full of positive opportunity, and much of it will be realized.

Is there turmoil and strife in the world? Yes, of course there is. Yet there is much good as well. And it is so commonplace, so pervasive, so much an accepted and expected part of life that it doesn’t even make the news.

When you hear about the negative, remember this. There’s a lot more positive. So much that we take it for granted. On the whole, today is so great and wonderful as to be beyond comprehension.

— Ralph Marston

previousThe voice of doubt       Usefulnext

Copyright ©1999 Ralph S. Marston, Jr. All Rights Reserved. The Daily Motivator is provided for your personal, non-commercial use only. Other than personal sharing, please do not re-distribute without permission.