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The irony of commitment is that it's deeply liberating -- in work, in play, in love.
-- Anne Morriss


Thursday, April 13, 2000

From this point on

The past is over. It is finished. It has brought you to where you are right now. You can learn much from it. You can carry its experiences with you always. Yet you cannot go back. You cannot relive the past.

You can do something much, much better. You can make your life from this point on the best that it can be. Whether you long for the past or you regret every minute of it, the reality is that it’s over. That means you can take from the past whatever you wish to take, and move forward.

Today is a new day with even more possibilities than any day you’ve ever known in the past. Today is your opportunity, here and now, real and ready. If you think you’re too old or too late or too this or too that, you’re absolutely wrong. You’re precisely in the right spot, at the right time, to make a real, positive difference in your life and in the world around you.

Today is the best opportunity anyone could ever imagine, because what you do with today is completely up to you. Make it the best day ever.

— Ralph Marston

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