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Thu, Feb 27 2020 7:36 AM by Ladychipper. 730 replies.
  • Ladychipper United States
    17,576 Posts
    Fri, May 31 2019 7:57 AM

    Friday, May 31, 2019

    Time of transformation

    The current moment is special, different in an important way from every other moment. The current moment, right now, is a time of transformation.

    You may have been frustrated for hours, or weeks. Yet right now, you can choose to get past that frustration, to take a more positive approach.

    Perhaps for the last few days you’ve been a little sluggish and unmotivated. You can transform, right now, into being energetic and productive.

    What’s so great about right now is this. The negative choices, feelings, and attitude can stop, and the positive elements of your life can expand.

    Right now, you can make a clean break from the past. You can leave behind what has not worked, and double down on what does work well for you.

    As difficult, limiting, disappointing as the past may have been, now it’s over. Now, in this time of transformation, is your great chance to do a whole lot better.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,576 Posts
    Sat, Jun 1 2019 3:37 PM

    Saturday, June 1, 2019

    Fulfillment in the process

    Don’t spend the whole effort wishing you were finished. Give your work the time and focus it deserves.

    Remind yourself how fortunate you are to be able to have an impact. Welcome the opportunity to create new value, to make a difference.

    Although the particular task you’re working on may not be glamorous or trendy, it does matter, it has value. It is certainly worthy of your respect and attention.

    Don’t treat it like something you’re just squeezing in between other activities. Give the work you’re doing, whatever it may be, your best thoughts, your diligence, your concentration.

    You’ll be finished soon enough. Until then, be fully present with what you’re doing.

    Find fulfillment in the process, in the endeavor, in the focus and respect with which you work. You’re adding value to life, so embrace the experience and give it your best.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,576 Posts
    Mon, Jun 3 2019 8:18 AM

    Monday, June 3, 2019

    Happy Monday!  I love this one and agree with it 100%.

    Put goodness into action

    Do you wish other people were more kind, generous, understanding, and tolerant? Then encourage them to be with your own actions and attitude.

    No one can force genuine goodness in others. But anyone can be an example of the power of generosity, the benefits of tolerance and understanding.

    Are you disenchanted with life, feeling that the world has become cruel and corrupt beyond measure? Then prove to yourself and to others how good life can be by the way you live it.

    The potential for goodness still is very much alive. It lives in you and in all the other people like you.

    Put into action, in your own life, the goodness you wish to see in the world. Not only can your offering of kindness improve your own outlook, it will inspire even more kindness in others.

    Goodness is a choice available for each person to make in each moment. Choose what’s right, what’s good, in matters large and small, and by so doing you encourage others to choose goodness as well.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,576 Posts
    Tue, Jun 4 2019 11:38 AM

    Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    Generous to tomorrow

    Do something with each moment that endures beyond the moment. Utilize this day to create value that continues after the day is over.

    Push yourself to do more than simply fill time with empty, fleeting sensations. Every hour you waste is an opportunity you’ll never have again.

    Be so thankful for the time you have that you’re eager to make good use of it. That is how life’s richness is built.

    Making meaningful use of each moment does not prevent you from enjoying those moments as they pass. Indeed, it deepens and extends that joy.

    This day will soon end, yet its treasure can continue indefinitely. You have the option, right now, to make that happen.

    Put right now to good, thoughtful, meaningful use. Be generous to tomorrow, to the next season, to the next generation, with the way you live today.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,576 Posts
    Wed, Jun 5 2019 11:32 AM

    Wednesday, June 5, 2019

    Feeling and thought

    Your anger is justified, and powerful, but not usually very practical. Your frustration is understandable, but not particularly effective.

    Feel what you feel, and let the feeling connect you with authentic purpose. Then go beyond the feeling, and pursue your deeply-felt purpose with a realistic plan, with thoughts, with strategy, with action.

    You have the wondrous gift of feeling, and the amazing ability to think. Make appropriate and complementary use of both.

    Let your feelings inject passion into your endeavors. But stop short of allowing them to force you into foolish actions.

    Use your thoughts to benefit from the power of reason and logic. Yet avoid getting so wrapped up in thought that you lose all connection to the purpose within you that exists beyond reason.

    You possess, at once, the power of thought and the power of feeling. Keep those remarkable powers in balance, supporting each other, informing each other, and pushing your life in a positive direction.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,576 Posts
    Thu, Jun 6 2019 12:04 PM

    Thursday, June 6, 2019

    Little things matter

    Going into debt for a small amount is no big deal, and that’s what makes it such a big problem. Those debts that are so small you don’t even think about them can quickly add up and overwhelm you.

    Saving a little bit of money is no big deal, and that’s what makes it so powerful. It’s accessible, easy to do often, and can eventually add up to real wealth.

    Little things matter because there are so very many of them. When you get the little things in your life right, the big things follow suit.

    In your relationships, in your career, in your management of time, little things matter. In maintaining your car, in keeping your home clean, in your health and fitness, little things matter.

    It’s great to make big plans and to dream big dreams. The way you actually achieve those dreams is by being diligent with the little things.

    What small problem can you solve right now, that will prevent a lot of bigger problems later on? Tend to the little things, for they all combine together to make a big impact on your life.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,576 Posts
    Fri, Jun 7 2019 8:31 AM

    Friday, June 7, 2019

    Your current situation

    Consider that maybe, just maybe, where you are is a pretty good place to be. Maybe what you have to work with, right now, is exactly what you need.

    You can get where you want to go from wherever you start. And the only place to start is where you are right now.

    If you want to travel to Miami, there’s no point in getting upset about currently being in Dallas instead of in Chicago. Just get on a plane, or on the road, headed to Miami, from wherever you are.

    Don’t wish for a different place of origin. Focus on getting to your chosen destination.

    There’s nothing to be gained by complaining about what you lack. Instead, put that energy to work making use of what you have.

    Embrace the reality of your current situation, right here, right now. Then get busy working your way, step by step, to where you want to be.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,576 Posts
    Sat, Jun 8 2019 7:06 AM

    Saturday, June 8, 2019

    Live it richly

    There is darkness all around, until you open your eyes. The clearest, sunniest day has no brightness until someone observes it.

    In every direction is abundance, primed to become meaningful value. In each moment, a profusion of energy and potential wait to be claimed and put to use.

    Life can be magnificent, rewarding, consequential beyond description. What makes it all so, is the living of it.

    Every few seconds for millions of years, waves have been rolling upon this shore. And today you are here to feel their power, to experience the beauty, to add meaning in your own special way.

    You swirl constantly through a world of color, motion, sensation, and energy. Remind yourself what an epic opportunity, and responsibility, that is.

    Through your life, the beauty is recognized, the energy is utilized, the magnificence has meaning. Every moment, live it richly, live it with profound gratitude, live it well.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,576 Posts
    Mon, Jun 10 2019 8:10 AM

    Monday, June 10, 2019

    Get yourself started

    Whatever task you’re avoiding is not as difficult or unpleasant as you’ve imagined it to be. Do yourself a favor, and get it done.

    Stop wasting all the energy and creativity you’re putting into fighting against the effort. Direct that energy into productive action.

    You have the power to get yourself started. You have the power to immediately jump beyond your reluctance, your doubts, your excuses.

    You control your mind, and your mind directs your efforts. Decide right now to put that power to good use.

    No matter what you do or what you neglect to do, the time in this day will pass quickly. Choose to fill that time with worthwhile effort.

    Push yourself into a productive, effective, action-oriented state. Get yourself started, get the work done, and make this a day of satisfaction and achievement.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • AlaskanDame United States
    10,249 Posts
    Mon, Jun 10 2019 10:11 AM

    Ladychipper:

    Monday, June 10, 2019

    Push yourself into a productive, effective, action-oriented state. Get yourself started, get the work done, and make this a day of satisfaction and achievement.

    — Ralph Marston

    Okay, I will go put in a load of laundry and THEN I will read my book.

    Cheers, LC!

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