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  • Ladychipper
    21,786 Posts
    Mon, Dec 7 2020 8:06 AM

    Monday, December 7, 2020

    Healthy challenges

    Much of the value of what you push toward is established by the resistance you encounter. Your muscles grow strong by being challenged, not by being assisted.

    The fact that any particular thing is difficult to obtain is what makes it worth having. Whatever comes with negligible effort has negligible value to you.

    Those who wish only to take from life without giving to life end up with nothing worth having. Your potential is too valuable to waste it on such a foolish pursuit.

    The best opportunity is not a situation that yields something for nothing. That is neither realistic nor sustainable.

    Seek instead those opportunities that ask the most of you. They’re the ones from which you’ll gain true richness.

    Go where the muscles of your body, mind, and spirit will encounter healthy challenges. That’s how you make life the best it can be.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,786 Posts
    Tue, Dec 8 2020 7:53 AM

    Tuesday, December 8, 2020

    That’s an opportunity

    Don’t let the massive value of right now be hidden from you by the fact that it is not perfect. Accept this moment as it is, and live it for the best it can be.

    Don’t ignore the opportunity of a lifetime just because it is inconvenient or uncomfortable. Make yourself realize what you have, right now, and put it to good and purposeful use.

    Any energy you expend on complaining is wasted energy. Instead of focusing on what’s wrong, focus on what you can do about it, and then do it.

    When life is unfolding pretty much as you expected, that’s an opportunity. When things fail to go as you hoped or expected, that’s an even bigger opportunity.

    Indeed, everything is an opportunity. Commit yourself to take those opportunities, to create good and useful value from them.

    Look at life right now, and again and again, and remind yourself, that’s an opportunity. Go for it.


    — Ralph Marston

  • craigswan
    27,727 Posts
    Wed, Dec 9 2020 7:45 AM

    Excuse me jumping in marion .

    Just wanted to congrat you on 100 pages .

    Happy holidays to you .

    Hope all your putts are this good .

    XXXXXL G.I.R.L.S: 10 golf girl | Golf humor, Funny gif, Humor

  • Ladychipper
    21,786 Posts
    Wed, Dec 9 2020 11:24 AM

    Hi Craig,

    Thanks for the congrats! 

    I had to laugh at that putt.  Interesting idea to reverse putt and get it in the hole.  LOL! 

    Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.



  • Ladychipper
    21,786 Posts
    Wed, Dec 9 2020 11:25 AM

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020

    Highest level

    Throw the worthless junk out of your mind. Now, put that mind to work, along with your body, your spirit, the whole of your self.

    Stop allowing the meaningless nonsense to dominate your awareness. Disconnect from it, and do all the good, useful things you are able to do.

    There’s no shortage of foolishness in this world but it doesn’t have to slow you down. Leave it all alone and focus your existence on positive purpose, on love, compassion, and excellence.

    Engage yourself fully in life and connect richly with all who live it. You can do so without being dragged down into the pettiness and absurdity.

    Remind yourself how precious your own life is, and how precious every other life is. Let your respect and desire for the highest possibilities drive your every thought, word, and action.

    With utmost kindness and understanding, refuse to accept any less than the best from yourself and from others. Live at your highest level, and bring the whole world along with you.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,786 Posts
    Thu, Dec 10 2020 8:19 AM

    Thursday, December 10, 2020

    A life worth living well

    Think of all the time and effort you’ve put into your own life and into the lives of those around you. Think of all the time and effort invested by others in your life.

    You cannot possibly pay all that back, and you’re not expected to. What you can do is remind yourself every day how fortunate you are.

    What you can do is commit yourself with every thought and action to make the best use of that good fortune. What you can do is fulfill those hopes, going back generations, for a life well lived.

    Right now you have the opportunity to deploy your good fortune in a positive direction. Right now you can live with a higher sense of purpose than ever before.

    You can engage your discipline, skill, compassion, and creativity in ways that bring new goodness into being. You can raise your expectations and then do the work to exceed those expectations.

    Whatever else you may or may not have, you have a life that’s very much worth living very well. Choose right now, and do everything in your power to make that happen.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,786 Posts
    Fri, Dec 11 2020 9:23 AM

    Friday, December 11, 2020

    Live the beauty

    Every day is a miracle. Every life is a thing of wonder.

    The pleasures and joys lift you up. The challenges and adversities lift you even higher.

    Realize the extreme value of what you have. Keep in mind that love is always your best choice.

    Feel your strength, your resilience, your capacity for kindness and understanding. Constantly make good use of all you have, of all you are, to fulfill the promise of the best life can be.

    Embrace each moment with purpose and with passion for all the good you can do. Let go of any petty judgments that might blind you to the massive possibilities in which you’re immersed.

    Live the beauty that is always available for you to create. And share it relentlessly with all of life.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,786 Posts
    Mon, Dec 14 2020 7:53 AM

    Monday, December 14, 2020

    Imagination and reality

    Imagination is nothing, and it is everything. Imagination abandons reality in order to create an even more meaningful reality.

    Imagination has no necessary basis in reason or physical substance. Yet your imagination is an accurate and inspiring picture of exactly who you are.

    You negotiate constantly between imagination and reality. Merge them together, respecting the essence of each, and you create value, achievement, fulfilling experience.

    It is a risky undertaking, for the harshness of reality can eviscerate imagination, and unchecked imagination can reduce reality to rubble. Yet where there is great risk there is also potential for great rewards.

    You are uniquely positioned to envision those rewards and then forge them into existence. Imagine what can be, combined with disciplined observation of what is, and do the work to make it happen.

    Reality is overwhelming, and your imagination is limitless. Bring them together to create richness and fulfillment.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,786 Posts
    Tue, Dec 15 2020 8:38 AM

    Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    In the living

    Somewhere ocean waves ease onto the shore just as they have for millions of years. Somewhere an owl takes flight as the last light of day fades from the western sky.

    A child stares in wonder at the falling rain. A woman bakes bread as she has for decades.

    Life is in the living. And there is always something good to live.

    Simple moments, epic occasions, and the experiences in between are all made of the same substance. Rather than assigning a category to what’s going on, just live it for all the goodness it is.

    Here and now is your occasion to be, to see, to know, to feel, to act. There is no limit on the good you can make from it.

    Stop second-guessing what may or may not be, and live the full and accessible reality of what is. Beauty, joy, goodness and meaning are yours to experience, if you will.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,786 Posts
    Wed, Dec 16 2020 8:21 AM

    Wednesday, December 16, 2020

    Live in the power of love

    Don’t let your love be limited by your life. Don’t let it be limited by your fear, or by discomfort, or by desire, or by time.

    Let love be as big as it can be, as big as it is. Let it go far beyond any place you would ever consider bringing it or sending it.

    Find the courage, the faith, the humility to let love overwhelm you. Grow in strength by going where love pushes you to go.

    Seek not to confine love in any plan or person or object or idea. Allow your love to be everywhere, and it will fill voids you never knew were there.

    Learn from love. Live what you learn, give all you are, love more, learn more, live more.

    Live in the power of love. And experience the best of all that is.


    — Ralph Marston