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Mon, Nov 18 2019 12:38 PM by Ladychipper. 625 replies.
  • Luckystar5 United States
    1,370 Posts
    Wed, Mar 27 2019 11:47 AM

    I destroy my enemies by being friendly to them!!!!!!   Lincoln said it best, and its sooooo true

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  • Ladychipper United States
    17,076 Posts
    Thu, Mar 28 2019 9:14 AM

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    Unnecessary stress

    Want to make something more stressful than it already is? Wait until the last minute to do it.

    Want to reduce your stress and increase your effectiveness? Do the job long before it must be done.

    Things are often not as hard as you imagine them to be, once you finally get to work. But you can make them much more difficult by procrastination.

    When an unpleasant task awaits you, the stress associated with it builds over time. The longer you put it off, the more you add to that stress.

    What will quickly dissipate the stress is to take control of the situation. Take control by taking action and getting the work finished.

    Get out ahead of your obligations, working to put each one behind you as soon as you can. And save yourself from a whole lot of unnecessary stress.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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  • Ladychipper United States
    17,076 Posts
    Thu, Mar 28 2019 9:15 AM

    Luckystar5:

    I destroy my enemies by being friendly to them!!!!!!   Lincoln said it best, and its sooooo true

    You can catch more flies with honey then vinegar.  :-)

     

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  • DoctorLarry United States
    2,693 Posts
    Thu, Mar 28 2019 10:41 AM

    Ladychipper:
    You can catch more flies with honey then vinegar.  :-)

    So true.

    Some of the players here are honey (like you) and some are vinegar (no names allowed)!

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  • Ladychipper United States
    17,076 Posts
    Fri, Mar 29 2019 8:17 AM

    Friday, March 29, 2019

    The value of hope

    Hope does not come with a guarantee. It comes with something much more powerful and enriching to life, which is challenge.

    Hope is yours to choose, at any time, in any situation. Yet the value of hope is not in acquiring it, but in rising to its challenge.

    Set hope before yourself where it can constantly pull you forward. Let the power of its positive, compelling challenge surge through every part of your being.

    Speak with hope, act with hope, live with hope, but don’t expect hope to do the work. That’s your job, as indeed it must be.

    For the real value of hope is not in what it gives you, but in what it compels you to give. Hope is a challenge you cannot turn away from, a challenge to be your best.

    Dare to look forward with great hope. Then step up and work through the rewarding challenge that hope so graciously provides.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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  • Ladychipper United States
    17,076 Posts
    Sat, Mar 30 2019 8:38 AM

    Saturday, March 30, 2019

    Beyond you

    Let go of the empty thoughts that revolve only around yourself. Let in a sense of pure wonder and awe for the whole of existence.

    Don’t let your small ego deprive you of connection to the massive splendor in which you’re immersed. Choose the power of a perspective that encompasses all that is, and all that ever has been.

    There is so very much substance, energy, knowledge, beauty, goodness, and wisdom in the vast realm that exists beyond your own limited concerns. Keep yourself open to all that abundance, to all its possibilities.

    Look up at the night sky, and realize that some of the light just now reaching your eyes has traveled for thousands of years to get to you. Feel the vastness that is impossible to fully grasp.

    Give yourself a perspective that enables you to quickly transcend all the petty, meaningless noise. Inspire yourself with a sense of wonder and awe that directs your energy toward those things that matter most.

    By realizing how small you are compared to all that is, you can understand what a tremendous opportunity it is to be alive in every moment. Over and over again, you can create real goodness and value from that opportunity.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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  • Ladychipper United States
    17,076 Posts
    Mon, Apr 1 2019 8:42 AM

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    Cover the distance

    There’s a certain distance between the life you envision and the life you are living. You can make use of today to close some of that distance.

    There’s a certain distance between what you know you’re capable of doing, and what you’re actually doing. Right now you can make the distance a little smaller.

    The way to traverse any distance is not to curse that distance. Choose instead to cover the distance, as much as you can, as often as necessary.

    No journey of any significance has ever been completed in an instant. Cover the distance, a few inches at a time, a mile or two, a couple of days or weeks, as you can.

    Between where you are and where you want to be, there is a specific distance. Work to cover that distance by taking specific action, in a consistent direction.

    You have what it takes to make the distance less, and then less, and less again. Keep covering the distance, and you’ll get there.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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  • Ladychipper United States
    17,076 Posts
    Tue, Apr 2 2019 8:48 AM

    Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    Maximize your positive impact

    As soon as you begin the work, begin also to improve on the work. Observe what’s going wrong, what’s going right, and adjust accordingly.

    Don’t use being busy as an excuse for being ineffective. Make the effort, and make the effort bring results.

    Just because you are occupied doesn’t mean you are making progress. Stay busy, and look for signs to confirm you’re moving forward, not merely running in place.

    It’s admirable and useful to push through your own frustration. Yet when you’re repeatedly encountering frustration, figure out a more effective approach.

    You’re investing irreplaceable time and skillful effort, so don’t invest wastefully. Seek to maximize your positive impact and expand the value you’re able to create.

    Do the work, and hold your work to a high standard. Don’t let yourself do any less than the best you can do.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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  • Ladychipper United States
    17,076 Posts
    Wed, Apr 3 2019 11:45 AM

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    Live with sincerity and substance

    You don’t have to have an opinion on every latest controversy. You can live your life perfectly well without even knowing about most of them.

    Indeed, there are so many much better directions in which to focus your attention. Your life is longing to be richly lived, not to be tediously argued about.

    If you’re eager to assert your perspective, to make a statement, make it with the way you live. That has far greater power than crafting the most highly persuasive argument.

    Avoid falling into an obsession over things about which you can do nothing other than speculate and disagree. Challenge yourself to put your time and energy into truly meaningful pursuits.

    Seek to live with sincerity and substance. Discover new ways to act on your values rather than merely proclaiming them.

    Look beyond the petty bickering and see the possibilities to make life better for everyone. Focus yourself on bringing those possibilities to life.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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  • Ladychipper United States
    17,076 Posts
    Thu, Apr 4 2019 9:17 AM

    Thursday, April 4, 2019

    Fill the emptiness

    Without the possibility of silence, there could be no sound. Without emptiness, there would be no fulfillment.

    When you sense emptiness what you’re actually feeling is the potential, the ability, to create. See emptiness not as a lack or an absence, but as the opportunity it is.

    Empty spaces in your life provide you with space to live. The empty spaces are yours to fill with goodness, experience, value, love, and meaning.

    Silence gives you the opportunity to speak, to express life in your own unique way. Darkness gives you a place to shine your own special light.

    See that each empty moment is a treasure. It is yours to fill with meaningful and creative life.

    When nothing is there, everything is possible. Embrace the opportunity in silence, in emptiness, in darkness, and make it into something beautiful.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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