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The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
-- James M Barrie


Monday, January 5, 1998

Give your life a bonus today

Finish a project that’s been hanging over your head. Surprise someone by giving a little more than they expect from you.

Take the time to learn something new. Offer your companionship or comfort to someone who could use it. Teach what you know to another. Seek to understand an opposing point of view. Give someone a sincere compliment.

Take a brisk walk. Clean off the papers on your desk. Take a bold step in spite of your fear. Tell someone thank you. Really listen when others talk. Do something fun, just to do it. Be more patient with yourself and those around you.

Life is as special as you care to make it. Give yourself a bonus today, and see how bright you can make tomorrow.

— Ralph Marston

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