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Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
-- Goethe


Monday, July 12, 2004

Respond to life

Respond with love to those who might otherwise annoy you, and suddenly the annoyance is gone. You’ll both be better off.

Respond with patience to situations that might otherwise make you frustrated, and suddenly the frustration is gone. In its place will be energy for positive achievement.

Respond with understanding to things that might otherwise anger you, and the anger will dissolve. Instead of destructive rage, you’ll see creative possibilities.

Respond with determination to events that might otherwise cause you dismay. You’ll find yourself powerfully motivated to move positively forward.

Respond with enthusiasm to tasks you might otherwise find tedious. You’ll find a way to create new and lasting value.

Respond to life as if each moment is a grand experience, filled with positive and unique possibilities. And that’s just how it will be.

— Ralph Marston

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