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We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.
-- C.S. Lewis


Friday, January 16, 1998

What is really important to you?

When you start to get angry, or frustrated, or impatient, consider for a moment the truly important things in your life. Ask yourself if the frustration or inconvenience of the moment is even worth your time and energy.

Often we react out of habit, and get all worked up about things which really don’t even matter. Such behavior wastes an enormous amount of energy which could instead be directed toward the really important things.

As you start each day, before you get caught up in the deadlines, the need-to, the have-to and the want-to things, take a moment to think of what’s really important to you. Put it all in perspective. Keep your eye on the big picture, and then all the little things will help you move toward it.

— Ralph Marston

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