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Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
-- Eleanor Chaffee


Monday, May 10. 1999

You are more

You are not your car. You are not your job. You are not your bank account. These things are useful, and they help you to make your way through the world, but they do not define you.

You are not your problems. You are not your failures. You are not your disappointments. These things challenge you and can ultimately help you to grow, but they do not have to limit you.

You are the child who danced in the sunshine, the young person who dreamed of changing the world. You are the admirer of all the beauty around you, a spirit who cannot be tied down. You are the best that you can imagine, a bundle of possibilities yearning to be fulfilled.

The shallow, superficial things will define or limit you only to the extent that you let them. Pay attention to them, but don’t give your life to them. You are so much more.

— Ralph Marston

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