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Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
-- Rachel Carson


Friday, April 18, 2003

The best is yet to come

Hold each experience very close so that the intensity of it surrounds and penetrates you. Then when it is time to be done with it, let it go. Hold on tightly and lovingly to each moment. But do not hold on so stubbornly that you prevent yourself from moving on.

Do not spoil the beauty of what has been by clinging desperately to it. Instead, honor and value what has been by boldly moving forward to what will be. Life is not something to be greedily captured and jealously hoarded. Rather, it is yours to be lived and shared.

Let the treasures you have known continue to live as treasures in your heart. Keep their beautiful memories vibrantly alive by moving your own life positively and eagerly ahead.

Honor and treasure the past by spreading goodness and joy far into the future. Live as though the best is yet to come, and indeed it will be so.

— Ralph Marston

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