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Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.
-- John Updike


Monday, June 1, 2020

Push past despair

You are not perfect, yet you can move your world in a positive direction. Whatever happens, you can offer new positive energy to life.

You get angry, frustrated, disappointed, but you don’t have to perpetuate those negative emotions. You can transform their power into beneficial action, into determination and commitment.

As difficult and frightening as life can sometimes be, you are fully able to push past the despair. Reach deep inside, connect with what you know to be good and right, true and helpful.

Many circumstances are beyond your influence. Even so, you can be a positive force for the people and situations around you, and that’s not nothing.

Indeed, improvement in the world never comes from grand schemes or forceful decrees. It comes from people who choose, again and again, to follow their best possibilities.

You are always able to make that choice. Push past anger, past judgment, past despair, and push life in a more positive direction.

— Ralph Marston

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