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When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
-- Chinese proverb


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Allow yourself to care

Do you feel you’ve become disconnected from what truly matters? Today gives you the opportunity to find your way back.

Purposeful living requires great effort, and it can be all too easy to avoid that effort. Yet the longer you go without any commitment to purpose, the more you find yourself yearning for it.

You may have every pleasure, every comfort, every convenience instantly delivered to you. Yet without purpose, without meaningful effort to make a difference, it all feels so empty.

Within that very feeling of emptiness is the desire, the determination to live, to act, with purpose. Go on past the emptiness, and connect once again to all you value, all you care about, all you love.

Today, allow yourself to care, because it is what you always long to do. Though it can be painful, requiring much work and sacrifice, it is who you are, it is what fulfills you.

You have great, meaningful work to do, and nothing will feel better, deep within, than devoting yourself to it. Today, remember what matters, and how it is worth all you can give it.

— Ralph Marston

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