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Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.
-- James A. Garfield


Friday, July 2, 2004

Joy no matter what

You don’t have to ignore the difficulties in order to be joyful. You only have to decide that you won’t let them get you down.

You can live this day with joy, even though there may be no objective reasons for being joyful. Joy is its own best reason.

Experience joy not as a result, but as a cause. Let your own joy be a driving force that spreads its light far and wide.

There is never any reason to feel guilty about being truly joyful. For by living with joy, you are giving far more than you receive.

Today is a day to be joyful. Live with joy no matter what the world may demand. And you’ll be creating something of real value.

— Ralph Marston

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