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To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
-- Mohandas K. Gandhi
 

 

Monday, September 5, 2022

Give tomorrow some kindness

Live in the moment. At the same time, consider the consequences that will come from what you do with the moment.

Live in the moment while thinking beyond the moment. Do what’s best not only for you and your world right now, but also for your future world, your future self.

Often, your future interests will conflict with your desires in the present. Use your wisdom and experience to mediate those conflicts.

Sometimes there’s not a good, clear answer when balancing what’s best for now and what’s best for the future. Even so, it’s always helpful to take both your present and your future perspectives into consideration.

Many of life’s potential pains and disappointments can be avoided, if you act soon enough. And your enjoyment of the present is enhanced by knowing it’s not compromising your future.

No, you cannot craft a perfect future, yet you most certainly can have a positive influence on the way it unfolds. Give tomorrow some kindness today, and improve the quality of both.

— Ralph Marston

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