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It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
-- Arnold Bennet


Wednesday, October 8, 2003

The most different

Often you can make the most difference by being the most different. It takes courage and confidence to go against the grain of negativity that surrounds you, and such courage can bring great rewards.

When the world around you seems frenzied and hectic, you can be most effective by staying calm, peaceful and patient. When life becomes overly confused and aimless, that’s the time to be focused and purposeful.

In the darkest darkness, even a small light will shine for a long, long way. In the most difficult times, even a small act of kindness will make a big difference. When the world becomes cold, seek to spread your own special warmth. Where you encounter despair, offer encouragement and hope.

Aggression will fight against aggression endlessly, but can wither away in the presence of strong and sincere peace. Greed will grow bigger and bigger when feeding on itself, but can never stand up for long to the power of selfless generosity.

When the status quo is headed in the wrong direction, it would be foolish for anyone to go along. Be different, be better, and lift your world up in your own special way.

— Ralph Marston

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