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Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace.
-- Karl Barth


Tuesday, April 17, 2001

It’s your life

When you blame others for your problems, you give up your ability to solve them. Do you really want to do that?

No matter who may have done what, your best strategy is to take responsibility for it. Though it may be their fault, it’s your life. Don’t depend on those who have hurt you in the past to help you in the future. Forget about who is to blame. Focus on what is to be done.

If you’re not satisfied with your circumstances, it’s up to you to change them for the better. Certainly there are many things outside your control. Accept them, adjust for them, and put your efforts into moving forward as a result of your own thoughts, your own actions.

The energy it would take to blame and hold a grudge can be used instead to make a positive difference. Rather than perpetuating something unpleasant in your past, choose to leave it behind. Create your future the way you would like it to be.

— Ralph Marston

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