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There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
-- Beverly Sills
 

 

Monday, August 9, 1999

Real life

You are real. Your life is real. Your influence on the world around you is real. You have been blessed with life and the ability to live it as you choose. Think for a moment how completely awesome that is.

The idea that you are a victim of circumstance is a shallow fantasy. You’re not a victim. You are a very fortunate beneficiary of the greatest circumstance that you could possibly imagine -- being alive and able to direct your own life. All other circumstances pale in comparison.

The momentary ups and downs are merely tiny threads in the overall fabric of your life. Each one ultimately adds to the richness of your experience. The quality of that experience is up to you. Just being alive confers on you an incalculable wealth and abundance. See it, value and appreciate it, and spend each day being truly worthy of it.

— Ralph Marston

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