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Whoever said anybody has a right to give up?
-- Marian Wright Edelman


Wednesday, August 27, 1997


We are often anxious to improve our circumstances, yet reluctant to improve ourselves. Even it that were possible, it would not be of any use. Because circumstances do not bring true happiness. They can amplify our happiness, but they cannot cause it to happen.

You are a bundle of possibilities. Your current circumstances are the outward and visible manifestation of just one set of possibilities. If you’re unhappy with your circumstances, then focus on developing other possibilities within yourself. Your outer world mirrors the person you are inside.

You do not attract what you want. Rather, you attract what you are. To have the things you want, be the person who is capable of having them. Be the best you can be, and you’ll have the best life can give.

— Ralph Marston

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