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The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
-- Bertrand Russell


Friday, December 15, 2000

Lead with gratitude

Make gratitude your first response and it will soon become an empowering perspective from which you can achieve great things. Rather than looking for something to criticize, look for things to genuinely praise. Make the most positive qualities the first things you notice in people, in your surroundings, and in the situations which come along.

There are positive sides and negative sides to everything. The negative aspects will have little trouble asserting themselves. They need no help from you. Don’t overlook them, but don’t give your energy to them either.

Put your focus on finding a reason for gratitude. It’s there, no matter what. From that you can build and grow, move ahead and prosper. Make it a habit on a moment by moment basis. Ingrain it in your very being. Let it become second nature to you to seek the positive and you will indeed find it. It’s an approach which will bring delightful substance to your relationships and powerful effectiveness to your pursuits.

Lead with gratitude and you’ll truly be even more grateful for the richness of living which most certainly will follow.

— Ralph Marston

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