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Love is an ideal thing, marriage is a real thing. A confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
-- Goethe


Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Give it time

Some of your blessings you instantly recognize as such. Most of them, though, take some time to become fully apparent.

Often, a great blessing can come from what may at first seem to be a heavy burden. Reflect back on your experience and you’ll see this is true.

Perhaps a relationship that got off to a rocky start ended up becoming a treasured friendship. Or perhaps a difficult challenge brought to the surface a valuable skill you didn’t know you had.

Maybe you needed to solve a thorny problem and in doing so, discovered a golden opportunity. Or perhaps living through a time of immense frustration made you stronger, more confident, patient and resilient.

When life takes a distressing turn, give it time. And during that time, be on the lookout for the valuable and positive aspects of your situation.

Keep your eyes open for blessings in disguise. They are often the most profound and enduring ones.

— Ralph Marston

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