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There is no freedom like seeing myself as I am and not losing heart.
-- Elizabeth J. Canham


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sincere goodness

When you run into carelessness, don’t let it get you down. Instead, let it motivate you to be more caring and intentional.

If you encounter arrogance, don’t fight against it or complain about it. Deal with it by finding new ways to live with humility, respect and appreciation.

You can’t eliminate the negativity of the world with more negativity. What you can do is overwhelm it with positive living.

Let the ill-mannered behavior of others be their problem. Let the lifting of life to a higher, kinder level be your mission.

Living well, with purpose, compassion and understanding, is your best response to whatever comes your way. Instead of being frustrated by fighting against crudeness, be inspired by all the good things you can do.

Rather than despairing, lecturing, giving up or giving in, be strong in your gentle living of sincere goodness. Life has much more potential for that goodness than you might guess, if you will simply and consistently encourage it to be.

— Ralph Marston

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