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It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
-- Robert G. Ingersoll


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

How great you have it

Remind yourself today how great you have it. Count your blessings, and take a few moments to dwell on their value.

Of course you have problems, challenges, limitations and all that. You also have opportunities, possibilities, resources, relationships, and life itself.

Shift your focus away from getting what you want, and point it toward appreciating what you have. Though you certainly don’t want to become complacent, allow yourself to enjoy a bit of satisfaction and gratitude.

Appreciate the goodness that surrounds you. Consider what good and valuable use you can now make of it.

Remind yourself how great you have it. Then see all the ways to act on your good fortune.

Even in the most difficult of times, it pays to remind yourself how great you have it. From just a little bit of goodness, when you truly appreciate it, you can build a whole lot more.

— Ralph Marston

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