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If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
-- Mother Teresa


Wednesday, June 22, 2005

You are there

You can’t complain your way to happiness. The more you try to do so, the more miserable you make yourself.

Yet the minute you stop looking backward and begin to look forward, your whole world can change. For no matter what may have happened to you or around you in the past, this moment is yours to create.

Things will not always go the way you want them to go. Yet that does not have to stop you from leading a rich and fulfilling life.

People will be rude and inconsiderate. Yet that does not have to stop you from finding something to value and appreciate about those people.

You have the amazing ability to find the good in a world that can often be disappointing and sometimes even frightening. You can focus on what works, on what has real value, and your very focus will strengthen those good things.

Though you cannot force anyone to make you happy, you can enjoy happiness and fulfillment at any time and in any place. Just put your thoughts where you want to truly be, and you are there.

— Ralph Marston

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