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Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
-- African Proverb
 

 

Saturday, August 29, 2020

All you can give

It is by giving value that you receive value. You experience meaning and fulfillment to the extent that you make your moments meaningful.

Yes, you can arrange various ways to obtain the external necessities and luxuries with no effort on your part. When you do, those things will add no real value to your life.

At its most fundamental level, life is about making a difference. That experience of making a difference is how you know you matter.

What can you do to give value to this moment, to this situation? At the heart of every desire you’ll find a yearning to give of yourself.

It’s common to keep score based on what you can get. But such an approach, on its own, inevitably comes up empty.

Seek instead to keep your focus on all you can give. And bring your life richness that never runs out.

— Ralph Marston

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