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In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Friday, February 6, 1998

Find value

Find something to value in another person, and you bring out the best in that person. Find something to value in any situation, and you will make the best of that situation.

We tend to categorize things as either “good” or “bad.” Yet few things are inherently good or bad. Usually we find what we look for. Do you look for ways to complain or for people to blame? You will find plenty. Or do you look for opportunities, and for things to be learned? If so, you will find them.

Life is what you make of it. A person who has just lost her job can look at it as a terrible tragedy, and it will be. Or she can consider the loss of her job as a magnificent opportunity, and it will be. A child who is treated as irresponsible, will be irresponsible; and a child who is expected to be responsible, will act responsibly.

Look for value and you will find it.

— Ralph Marston

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