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There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Wednesday, February 23, 2022

You are the person

You are the person who does the difficult thing because it is the right thing. The world moves forward because of what you do.

You are the person who looks for ways to embrace responsibility instead of searching for places to cast blame. By doing so you transform problems into opportunities, defeat into victory.

You are the person who seeks to understand when so many others are merely shouting empty platitudes. You are the person who cares enough to listen, who listens enough to care even more.

It is not easy to do what you do, to be who you are. But you know that some things are more important than merely making the easiest choice.

You are the person who does not seek praise, but who would like to know every now and then that you’re appreciated. So look around, see life being lived, and know that life itself appreciates what you do more than any one person could ever realize.

You are the person who makes a difference whenever you have the opportunity to do so. You live as if your life matters, and it most certainly does.

— Ralph Marston

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