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The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
-- Ralph W. Sockman


Friday, January 27, 2006

Fully welcome

Fully welcome this day with open arms, with a grateful heart, and you will find it to be a good and productive day. Welcome the challenges as being a necessary part of life, and they will strengthen rather than stop you.

Welcome the opinions and perspectives of others, especially when they differ from yours. For by so doing you’ll enable your own perspective will grow more valuable.

Accept what is, and you will increase your ability to do, create or have whatever you wish. Live as though there is the possibility for good in every circumstance, and you’ll discover that it is there indeed.

Relish the cold, dark days just as enthusiastically as the bright, warm ones. Seek to extract just as much positive value from the defeats and mistakes as from the victories and successes.

The majesty of the sunrise would not occur without the darkness of the night. Effort would be impossible without rest, and likewise rest without effort.

Seeking only a select portion of life serves to diminish it all. Embrace the world in all its fullness and delight in the experience of being thoroughly alive.

— Ralph Marston

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