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It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.
-- St Francis of Assisi


Monday, November 9, 2020

Be joyful

Allow yourself to be joyful. It is as simple as that.

Strive and calculate, bend and then stand firm, execute your plans, hold fast to your intentions. And no matter what the outcome, let joy be a part of it.

The world often does not work the way you thought it would. Life surprises you in many directions, and would have scant appeal otherwise.

It is never as good as you wished, never as bad as you feared. And always there is room for as much joy as you care to give.

So give more, and then some. Depend not on things going a certain way, but upon you choosing to be a certain way.

Respect your deepest obligation and celebrate your highest privilege. Be joyful.

— Ralph Marston

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