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Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.
-- Edith Hamilton


Saturday, July 19, 2008

When times are tough

When everything is broken, it’s easy to find plenty of things you can fix. When nothing seems to be going right, even the most basic positive effort can make a noticeable difference.

Times of great difficulty and challenge are also times of great opportunity. When there are problems in every direction, there is also much value waiting to be created.

When all is going well, it’s easy to get lulled into a sense of complacency. It’s easy to forget how truly capable and resourceful you can be.

Difficult times are not much fun. Yet they can give you great and valuable insights into what’s truly important.

There is much to be gained when times are good. There is even more to be gained when times are tough.

Resolve to persevere and grow stronger through whatever difficulties may come. For though the difficulties will eventually end, the treasures they compel you to create can often last a lifetime.

— Ralph Marston

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