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Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
-- Demosthenes


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Your feelings

How do you want to feel today? That’s exactly the way you can feel.

Do you want to feel frustrated, annoyed, upset, discouraged and angry? Then you will find in this day plenty of excuses for feeling all those negative emotions.

Or would you prefer to feel alive, empowered, enthusiastic, passionate and joyful? If so, as you go through the day there will be opportunities for such coming from every direction.

The great thing is that you are never a prisoner of circumstance when it comes to how you feel. Whatever may or may not be happening around you, you can choose to feel exactly the way you want to feel.

Yes, you could choose to feel lousy and then blame your feelings on the terrible hand you’ve been dealt. But you would be missing out on a great opportunity, the opportunity of experiencing the best that this day has to offer.

Instead, decide to take responsibility for your own feelings and then aim those feelings in a positive, empowering direction. And whatever else may happen, you’re sure to have a great, valuable day filled with life.

— Ralph Marston

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