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If we could learn to like ourselves, even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away.
-- John Steinbeck


Monday, August 8, 2011

Present value

You’ve been disappointed, and fallen short of the mark. But that was yesterday, and this is today.

Perhaps you weren’t as effective as you could have been, and didn’t discipline yourself as much as you could have done. But that was yesterday, and this is a new day.

Every shortcoming and every disappointment is now in your past. Though their effects may linger for a while, now is your opportunity to start moving beyond them.

You’ve learned some painful, yet valuable lessons. Now you can put those lessons to positive use.

This is a new day, with opportunities for you to act in new, more meaningful and effective ways. This is when you can work to transform your past experience, whatever it may have been, into present value.

No matter what has brought you here, embrace this day. For now you are free to create more good and meaningful substance in your world.

— Ralph Marston

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