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Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson


Monday, February 21, 2000

Your good fortune

Every single moment is a blessing. Every day is a precious gift. No sparkling piece of jewelry, no expensive high-tech gadget, no financial wealth can possibly match the value of waking up to a new day that is filled with possibilities.

How will you celebrate your good fortune today? What use will you make of the opportunities which lie open and exposed right in front of you? This moment is an empty canvas and you are an artist of extraordinary ability. What masterpiece will you create this time?

The little troubles and inconveniences have no right to hold you down. They’re nothing compared to the good things you have. Those who merely endure this day are throwing away a magnificent opportunity that will never come again. What a sad and tragic mistake. Open the gift that is this moment and use it for all you can.

— Ralph Marston

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