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Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much a heart can hold.
-- Zelda Fitzgerald


Friday, November 9, 2001

Add to the light

Your misery serves no one. Your despair accomplishes nothing. Your cynicism creates no value, for you or for anyone else. So why in the world would you ever even consider engaging in these things?

On the other hand, your true and genuine joy infects others. Your happiness makes the entire world a better place. Your fulfillment inspires those around you.

Negativity is a deep, dark hole full of nothing. Who needs it? You don’t need it. No one does. You do not benefit from your negativity, and neither does anyone else. Not only is it painful, it is useless. So whenever you sense it coming on, let it go. Let it dissolve away into oblivion. Don’t bother fighting it. Just simply forget it. You have better things to do with your time and energy, things that will benefit you and the world in which you live.

Decide to be joyful and positive no matter what. Is that naive? Is that unrealistic? Is that insensitive? Absolutely not. In fact, it is empowering. It is helpful. It is compassionate, creative and positively generous.

It’s always a great time to be the best you can be, no matter what. Don’t wallow in the darkness. Add to the light. Be positive. Be happy. Be genuinely joyful. You can do it whenever you choose and when you do you’ll truly make the world a better place.

— Ralph Marston

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