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Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt


Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Even though

You can be happy even when you are not. You can be positive even though there is no positive circumstance to be found in your world.

The smallest light can shine even in the darkest darkness. And it can make an enormous difference.

Some may call you a fool for seeing the positive possibilities when you’re overwhelmed with difficulties. Yet you know that focusing on the positive is the most workable, realistic thing you can do.

For what would you achieve by being miserable? Not only is misery unpleasant to yourself and others, it accomplishes nothing of value.

Instead, when the world tells you to be miserable, don’t listen, don’t buy it. Turn your eyes toward the positive possibilities and focus your energy on the best of them.

You can acknowledge the reality of what is, the reality of your troubles, without letting them poison your attitude. Then look up, look forward, and move toward the best of what can be.

— Ralph Marston

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