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Arriving at one point is the starting point to another.
-- John Dewey


Saturday, June 9, 2018

What to let in

Whatever happens, whatever is said, you don’t have to take it personally. You can choose what to let in and what to keep out.

The inconsiderate actions and rude comments of others do not have to bother you one little bit, if you choose. At the same time, you can care deeply about whatever you want to care about.

You can think whatever you decide to think about anything anyone says. Or you can decide not to think about it at all.

Often there will be things you must do, for social or professional reasons, that you don’t enjoy doing. Even so, you never have to let them get you down or diminish your spirit.

Deep inside, you are always the person you choose to be. You can choose to be positive, fulfilled, enthusiastic about life no matter what is happening on the outside.

Take a deep, refreshing breath and remind yourself that you’re in charge of what gets to you and what doesn’t. Then renew your commitment to embrace the best of life, and to expand it far and wide.

— Ralph Marston

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