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You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.
-- Pearl S. Buck


Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Coming and going

Kindness is just as enjoyable when you’re giving it as it is when you’re receiving it. Love makes you just as warm inside whether you’re offering it to another or you’re on the receiving end of its good graces.

There is nothing to be gained by keeping score, by worrying whether or not you’re receiving as much love and kindness as you’re giving. Instead of wasting your time and energy keeping track, put that energy into creating more love, more kindness in the world.

Whether it is coming or going, love is yours to enjoy. When you feel the need for love, give your love freely, and you will surely experience its richness and warmth.

Even when a kindness is never returned, it still exists and shines a positive light on all who touch it. Rather than waiting for kindness to come to you, let it freely come from you at every opportunity.

Give love, and it grows more abundant. Offer kindness, and there is more of it in your life.

No matter what direction they flow, love and kindness add real value to each life they touch. Take every opportunity to let them freely flow.

— Ralph Marston

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