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You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
-- James A. Froude


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Something you can give

What you give to life, is what gives your life meaning. The challenges you face, the work you do, the commitments you honor, create substance in your life.

On the surface, in the moment, the most comfortable choice seems like the best choice. Yet in the long run, in the overall picture of your life and its meaning, the most challenging choice is likely the best.

As you go through this day, keep in mind that you’ll soon be looking back on the choices you are making. Will you look back with gratitude for the meaning and substance you added to your life, or with regret for opportunities missed?

Making a positive difference in life is not about looking good or garnering praise. It is about living well, giving of yourself, with a strong sense of meaning and purpose.

In each moment, there’s some little something you can do that will make life a bit better. There’s something you can give that will deepen your sense of positive purpose.

Give often in the direction of your highest vision of what is good and right. It adds up to a meaningful life, well lived.

— Ralph Marston

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