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Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
-- Henry David Thoreau


Wednesday, July 4, 2001

Shine your light

In the midday sun, a bright light will be barely noticed. Yet in the darkest night, even the smallest light can make an enormous difference. Similarly, in a dark and troubling situation, even a small positive action can have a tremendous impact.

The most profound opportunities come during times of difficulty, because it is at those difficult times that positive efforts have the greatest effect. Shine your light into the darkness, and no matter how modest that light may be, it will be noticed and appreciated.

When the situation deteriorates, when troubles and challenges and obstacles loom large, rather than lamenting your misfortune, look for ways to make a difference. At such times, you can wield an enormous amount of leverage by working to redirect negative momentum into positive energy. Shine your light of positive action in the darkness of a difficult situation. By so doing you’ll create real and lasting value, and your modest efforts can make a major difference.

— Ralph Marston

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