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Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
-- Franklin P. Jones


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Goodness that can be

Living a good life does not require that you fight your way into a position of dominance. It’s more a matter of care and competence.

Be prepared for what could happen. Be realistic about what does happen.

Be flexible with how you respond. Be appreciative for what you have and for all you can do.

Nothing is as good as it seems because any advantage you gain will not last forever. Nothing is as bad as it seems because you can always find ways to make things better.

Let go of the need to prove you’re right and you’ll free yourself to discover higher levels of truth. Admit what you cannot do and you’ll magnify the value of what you can do.

Turn away from those thoughts and perceptions that fill you with anxiety. Focus instead on the goodness that can be, and go forward with quiet courage to bring it to life.

— Ralph Marston

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