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Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
-- Jawaharial Nehru


Thursday, May 13, 2004

Welcome what comes

Welcome this day with enthusiasm, with positive anticipation. And you’ll find something great to do with it. Welcome the challenges with an eagerness to make a difference. And you’ll transform the most difficult obstacles into the most magnificent achievements.

Welcome the complaints and criticisms. And you’ll discover priceless avenues for improvement. Welcome the opinions of those with whom you disagree. And your own beliefs will become that much stronger and better defined.

Welcome the beauty, the joy, and the disappointments. Welcome the setbacks, the problems, and the pleasant surprises.

Welcome whatever comes, for that is what you have to work with. Welcome life, with its ups and downs, and you’ll surely do great things with it.

— Ralph Marston

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