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He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
-- George Eliot


Wednesday, June 14, 2000

Lift up others

There is nothing that compares to the joy of sincerely helping another person. Yes, there are those who will take advantage of you if you let them, and allowing them to do that does not do anyone any good. Yet around you are those who truly need your help. Around you are ways in which you can make a real, positive difference.

When you lift up another, at least two people benefit, and usually many more. Sincerely making a positive difference in the lives of others is a healthy, beneficial virus which can quickly replicate and spread far beyond your own efforts.

Can you name one single thing that would be more personally fulfilling than making a real, substantial positive difference in someone’s life? It is a beautiful pursuit, and there are countless ways to do it.

Whoever you are, whatever skills or resources you possess or don’t possess, there are ways for you to make a difference for others. Discover those ways, make use of the grand opportunity you have, and savor the intensity of a life well lived.

— Ralph Marston

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