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You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.
-- Jan Glidwell


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

To live and to give

Don’t seek to avoid all the effort of life. Seek instead to make life worth all the effort.

Ask the difficult questions and be willing to listen to, understand, and implement the difficult answers. Embrace the meaningful challenges and persist in working through them.

Dare to choose the most ambitious goals. Put in the work to achieve those goals that improve the world and the lives of those around you.

Acknowledge that life is inherently difficult and fully embrace it as such. Commit yourself to making that difficulty count for something meaningful.

Lead by example, always making the best choice even if that choice is far from the easiest choice. Seize upon opportunities to add new richness and beauty to life, knowing it will ask much of you.

You are here to live and to give. Go out of your way to do both, in the most meaningful ways you can imagine.

— Ralph Marston

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