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If there is no wind, row.
-- Latin Proverb


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

What matters most

What does it gain you to win an argument and lose a friend? What does it gain you to reap a financial windfall and sacrifice your most treasured values?

Before making any choice, take a moment to remember who you are and to envision the person you aspire to be. Take a moment to remember what matters most.

You can do just fine without the meaningless thrills and pleasures. You’ll have a lot more trouble getting along without a clear and positive purpose, or without all you truly love and value.

Do yourself a favor and refuse to sell yourself short. Do the work, make the sacrifices, embrace the challenges of supporting and promoting what matters most.

Life can often be difficult and downright painful. You owe it to yourself and others to make life worth all the hardship.

That means doing all you can to bring true goodness to the surface. That means renewing your commitment each day to what matters most, with the time you spend, the energy you give, and the choices you make.

— Ralph Marston

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