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Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.
-- John Updike


Saturday, June 9, 2007

Life’s treasures

The good things in your life are infinitely more enjoyable when you avoid becoming dependent on them. If you see yourself as desperately needing something, the fear of losing it prevents you from getting full benefit from it.

Many of life’s frustrations come from being unable to fully enjoy the good things that are already right in front of you. The desire to hold on tightly to the things you have can make those things virtually worthless.

Security is not attained by hiding away from life. The most enduring form of security is found in knowing that you can deal successfully and positively with whatever may happen.

Life’s treasures become useless when they remain locked inside a vault of your own making. What good is it to have anything of value if you must live in fear of losing it?

Instead, take the treasure that is your life out into the world and enjoy it. Focus on the possibilities and not on the fears.

The more you think you need, the more those needs will hold you back. The more you choose to give and to live, the more good things you’ll find coming your way.

— Ralph Marston

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