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Use what talents you possess: The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
-- Henry Van Dyke


Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Whatever happens

It is not your job to get upset by whatever happens. Your role is to craft meaning, fulfillment, joy, and goodness from whatever happens.

Life is not the least bit impressed with your pain or inconvenience. Life throws solid challenges at you and expects you to grow stronger, not to sigh and complain.

If you can smile, and you can, do it. If you can get up, get going, and make a difference, do it.

You have right now the immense privilege of being able to choose your next action. Exercise that privilege with positive purpose, with love, gratitude and kindness.

Life is difficult, but not as difficult as you often build it up to be. And anyway, that difficulty confers the very opportunities that give life its great richness.

Accept it all, embrace it all, and go with the best you’ve got, now. Whatever happens is fertile ground for all the good that can be.

— Ralph Marston

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