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Use what talents you possess: The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
-- Henry Van Dyke


Friday, December 12, 2003

The positive side

The negative things in life don’t need your help. They can do just fine on their own. Give your energy to the positive side of life. For that is where you can truly make a difference.

That is where you can create value, for yourself, for those you know, and even for those you will never meet. Stop for a moment and let the thought sink in of how truly fulfilling that could be.

Whining, complaining, fighting and feuding are strategies that mainly serve to consume themselves along with those who practice them. Seek instead to build, to create, to love, appreciate, encourage and grow.

On the surface, it may seem that living on the positive side of life is simplistic and naive. Yet those who do live there know better. For the positive side is the place where life’s true richness can be found.

— Ralph Marston

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