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We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
-- Helen Keller


Wednesday, September 9, 1998


Consider carefully what you say. Once your words have been spoken they cannot be recalled. Consider carefully what you think. The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts. Consider carefully what you do, because most every action you take will require even more effort to undo, if it can be undone at all. And the opportunities you fail to act upon bring nothing but stinging regret.

Consider carefully your deepest desires. They will empower you to the degree that you know and understand them. Consider carefully the perspectives of the people around you, for they can add immense richness to your life.

Consider carefully your life, your time, and what you will do with them. Time passes quickly regardless of what you do. Your best option is to make it count, to make the highest and best use of it.

Consider carefully this moment, because your future begins right now.

— Ralph Marston

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