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Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
-- Thomas a Kempis


Monday, May 21, 2007

A great place to be

If you’re unhappy with what you already have, then getting more is not going to make things better. Instead of fighting against what is, make full and loving use of it.

Instead of striving for what you think you lack, simply change your thinking. Realize that where you are is a great place to be.

Achievements and possessions will never make you happy. They can, however, serve as tangible expressions of the happiness you have chosen to create within yourself.

Do you feel that something is missing in your life? Most likely, the only thing really missing is your commitment to fully accept and live the abundance that is already there.

That abundance comes to you in the people, places, things, events and situations that flow through your life each day. The way to connect with it is through sincere and sustained gratitude.

Be truly thankful for it all, for the ups and the downs, the pleasures and the pains, the progress and the setbacks. Joyfully accept what is, and you’ll surely find it is a great place to be.

— Ralph Marston

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