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The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.
-- John Dryden


Thursday, January 29, 2004

Small joys

Find joy in the little things, for there are so very many of them. In every day there are countless opportunities to be joyful.

Those small moments of joy and happiness will add up. They’ll keep you pointed in a positive direction.

Big achievements are the result of small efforts added one by one to each other. In the same way, lives of happiness and fulfillment are built piece by piece, one small joy at a time.

Don’t postpone your enjoyment of life, waiting for a grand and glorious achievement. If you neglect the small opportunities for joy, the big, magnificent joys will surely elude you.

Why should you be joyful over the little things when the big things seem so oppressive? Because a positive approach to life will focus and direct your energy toward overcoming those difficult challenges you face.

Take a moment, find something to be genuinely happy about, and you can literally feel that positive energy flowing in you. Now step forward and put it to work.

— Ralph Marston

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