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You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
-- Vernon Howard


Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Be the answer

Don’t wish for some magical, instant answer to all the problems you see. Seek instead to be the answer.

Be the answer in the way you live each moment. Be the answer in the thoughts you entertain, in the values to which you adhere.

You have minimal influence over what others say or do or think or feel. Yet you have pretty much total control over the way you are.

So make good use of what you have. Live with the goodness you treasure, in every word, in every effort, in every interaction.

It’s what you can do, and it is significant. Live well, on a human scale, and your modest goodness serves to lift the world in ways far beyond what you can imagine.

The best answers to life’s problems are not ones that are forced, but ones that are freely chosen and faithfully lived. Be the answer, live the answer.

— Ralph Marston

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