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In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
-- Henry Ward Beecher


Friday, May 3, 2002

Go ahead and live

Go ahead and live this day that is made for you. Stop waiting for things to get better, stop wishing everything was perfect, and simply live the fullness and richness of what is.

You could think of a hundred good reasons not to venture out, a hundred excuses just to hunker down and hide from the world. And yet all those many excuses and rationalizations are outweighed by the fact that this is a most precious and irreplaceable day of your precious and irreplaceable life.

Think of the very best day you’ve ever experienced, then imagine it ten times better, and you’ll have a glimpse of the very real possibilities for your life on this very day. No circumstance is powerful enough to hold you back when you choose to make the most of the life you’ve been given.

You have the extremely good fortune to be blessed with this day, a day overflowing with great possibilities. Turn away from those insidious thoughts which seek to limit you, and turn toward the life you truly desire to live.

This day, this moment, is filled with challenge, with possibility, with the opportunity to live it, and what could be better than that?

— Ralph Marston

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