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No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
-- Calvin Coolidge


Friday, March 31, 2000


The past is all you know. The future is all you can be. The present is what you have to work with. The things you have become and the possibilities available to you are all distilled in the powerful moment known as now. Your entire lifetime sits balanced on this moment, ready to tilt in whatever direction you decide.

Now is when life is lived. Today is when accomplishment takes place. This moment you have before you is when dreams are followed, when action is taken. Your destiny is here right now, ready for what you can make of it.

This day is golden. Live it. This time is potent. Use it. Waiting or wishing will only waste it. Always do what you can, when you can. Start right now and keep on going. This moment is everything you could possibly hope for. Mine the treasure it contains and you’ll be rich indeed.

— Ralph Marston

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