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Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours.
-- James Baldwin


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Days yet to come

You cannot be certain of what will happen tomorrow, and in some ways that’s a good thing. Because uncertainty compels you to develop courage, creativity, flexibility, commitment and initiative.

If you could know in advance every precise detail of how your life would unfold, would you really want to know? Just imagine how limited, confined, pre-programmed it would make you feel.

Great joy and satisfaction often come from living through what you were not expecting. The most treasured memories, the rich, stirring stories you tell, arise from such times.

Something you don’t yet know about will happen soon. Though you cannot be certain what it will be, you can be certain it will come.

In the days yet to come, as uncertain as they may be, you will grow stronger. Your life will gain substance, richness, experience and wisdom.

Though it can be frustrating not to know exactly what’s next, keep in mind that it’s also a blessing. For uncertainty makes anything possible, and there’s a lot of good you can do with that.

— Ralph Marston

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