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One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
-- Andre Gide


Friday, January 25, 2019

Look for the good

You will find what you look for, so look for the good. Even on a bad day, especially on a bad day, look for the good.

Look for the good in the people you encounter. Look for the good in the circumstances where you find yourself, in the problems, in the disappointments, in the frustrations and delays.

Often, the most rational response is to be cynical, sad, bereft of hope for improvement. Yet the better course is always to look for the good.

Great progress is made by those who look for the good, particularly when that good is not anywhere evident. It is always there, somewhere, under the difficulty, behind the pain, hidden within the challenges.

You can curse the darkness, but the darkness will remain, and your breath will have been wasted. Or, you can look for the good, and in so doing, begin to push the darkness away.

Wherever you are, whatever you are engaged in, there is good to be found. Look for the good, and find it, and continue to change each moment for the better.

— Ralph Marston

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