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Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.
-- Margaret Chase Smith


Friday, January 13, 2017

Remain on course

Today will feature some surprises, things you didn’t anticipate. Instead of judging them, or fighting them, or running from them, choose to harness them.

You cannot control or know in advance everything that happens. You can, however, precisely control what you think and do about everything that happens.

Even to the most negative situation, you can offer a useful, beneficial response. Though circumstances change, you can continue to follow your purpose.

Every sailor knows that the wind will vary its direction. Yet by changing the set of its sails, the ship can remain on course.

The energy of life arrives in many different forms. You can take that energy, whatever it is, and apply it in the direction of your choosing.

Decide what you will do with this day, with this life, and know that you can always live true to that choice. Find the way to do so, to remain on course, no matter what.

— Ralph Marston

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