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The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
-- Napoleon Hill


Tuesday, December 7, 2004

The smallest moments

In the smallest moments come the biggest opportunities. In the most ordinary events and endeavors come the most extraordinary possibilities for joy.

In the quiet, ordinary days, while doing routine, ordinary things, the real and lasting substance of life grows and grows. Look around on a perfectly ordinary day, and if you look with your heart you’ll see enough abundance to last a thousand lifetimes.

For in truth, no moment is really ordinary. Every moment is filled with endless possibility.

The quiet, simple moments are when you realize how truly extraordinary it is to be alive. The unassuming, routine days are the days when you can most fully express the substance and goodness of who you are.

Treasure those days, and value those simple moments as you are living them. The more fully you put yourself into the ordinary moments, the more value they will bring.

If you seek life’s treasures only in the extraordinary, spectacular times, you’ll miss most of the best possibilities that could have been yours. Open up to the value of the small, simple moments, and that value will richly fill you.

— Ralph Marston

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