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Thu, May 13 2021 7:56 AM (1,135 replies)
  • Ladychipper
    19,792 Posts
    Mon, Mar 22 2021 8:26 AM

    Monday, March 22, 2021

    Always achieving

    It’s good to have done, but not enough. Do more, add to it, continue the momentum.

    Don’t let a single success be the end of success. Let it set the stage for even more.

    Find inspiration in where you’ve been, in what you’ve accomplished. Then act on that inspiration.

    Extend the fulfillment to a new day, a new setting, a new realm. Achievement is a skill that’s too valuable to go to waste.

    Put that skill and all your experience to work right now. Fall in love again with the possibilities, and give your energy to what you love.

    Let life find you at your best, in your highest state of fulfillment. Let life find you always achieving.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,792 Posts
    Tue, Mar 23 2021 7:26 AM

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    Choose one

    How do you avoid being incapacitated by an overwhelming number of choices? Choose one, and stick with it.

    A limitless number of things are possible, but your time and resources are limited. Choose one, and don’t look back.

    Give your skills, your passion, your experience a clear objective upon which to focus their power. Get something good and useful done instead of fretting and wondering about what to do.

    Giving your commitment to a specific possibility means rejecting all the others. But if you fail to commit to any possibility, that’s a rejection of them all.

    A single fulfilled possibility is worth more than an infinite number of unfulfilled possibilities. Zero in on the specific value you wish to create, and actually create it.

    What you do with whatever you choose is at least as important as which choice you select. Now choose one, and make the very most of it.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,792 Posts
    Wed, Mar 24 2021 10:37 AM

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    Let life mean something

    Let life mean something. Let each hour, each task, each experience add to the meaningful substance of your life.

    Let the little things have meaning, beauty, a positive impact on your soul. Let life unfold as it will, and reveal new possibilities for goodness.

    In everything you do is the potential for value, for wonder, for contemplation, sharing, and joy. Rather than seeking to judge whether or not something is worthwhile, choose to make it worthwhile.

    Be patient and eager all at once. Balance your wariness about what could be harmful with your enthusiasm for what can be good and useful.

    Permeate life with meaning by the way you live it. Conditions will ebb and flow, yet your commitment to a life of significance can continue to grow.

    See the great meaning that is possible right now, where you are, with whatever you have. Continue to let that meaning come to life.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,792 Posts
    Thu, Mar 25 2021 9:22 AM

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

    Accepting difficulties

    By avoiding difficulties you prolong them and expand them into greater difficulties. It is by accepting difficulties that you are able to transcend them.

    What difficult task are you hiding from, or putting off, or pretending is not necessary? What difficult conversation are you steering clear of, afraid to initiate?

    Those difficulties have the power to change your life for the better, if you will deal with them. Or they will eventually and surely overwhelm you when you continue to run away from them.

    Much of what makes any difficulty so difficult is your reluctance to confront it. Do you understand how much power that fact gives you?

    What is easy is never very worthwhile, and what is difficult always results in some kind of real value. Anyone who promises something for nothing is not only lying but is disrespecting you in the worst possible way.

    Do the difficult work, face up to the difficult interactions, and emerge with new value, new goodness. Your life, your potential, and your world are all worthy and deserving of the best you can give.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,792 Posts
    Fri, Mar 26 2021 8:19 AM

    Friday, March 26, 2021

    Something in return

    Avoiding action, avoiding commitment, does not enable you to avoid suffering. It just makes the suffering meaningless, and thus far worse.

    This day will cost you twenty four hours of your precious life. Make sure you get something of real value in exchange.

    You have great potential, to the point that it could be considered magical. Yet for that magic to arise, it must be applied toward a specific and meaningful purpose.

    If your potential is hidden away and never used it is quite literally of no use. Any option, skill, or ability that’s not ever exercised might as well not exist.

    Moving forward with meaningful purpose does not put you or your potential at any greater risk of loss or hardship. It empowers you to create value and fulfillment out of the risk that is already built into life.

    One way or another you’re going to pay the price for each moment, for every year. Live your life so as to experience true meaning and fulfillment in return.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,792 Posts
    Sat, Mar 27 2021 8:43 AM

    Saturday, March 27, 2021

    Be crazy enough

    Be crazy enough to live with joy. Be foolish enough to care.

    Be curious enough to make mistakes. Be humble enough to learn.

    Be grateful enough to appreciate it all. Be passionate enough to promote and expand the best that can be.

    Be brave enough to say what’s true. Be strong enough to really be you.

    Be serious enough to pull your weight. Be cheerful enough to laugh all along the way.

    Be honest enough that you’re constantly trusted. Be hopeful enough to keep going and going, no matter what may appear on your path.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,792 Posts
    Mon, Mar 29 2021 8:20 AM

    Monday, March 29, 2021

    Pay attention

    Pay attention, and attention pays you back in great abundance. Be willing to see clearly what is going on around you, and act on what you see.

    Even the most obvious truths can be easy to ignore when they first become evident. But ignoring the truth does not make it go away.

    When you sense an opportunity, pay attention. When you feel something isn’t right, do the work to pay close attention.

    What starts as a frivolous trend can soon become an unstoppable force. What first appears as a minor annoyance can morph into an overwhelming burden.

    Pay attention, and notice new developments while you still have the power to create maximum benefit with them, or subdue them, or at least get out of their way. Pay attention today, or tomorrow you will desperately wish you had.

    Blissful ignorance can feel good for a moment, but it’s a tragically insufficient long-term strategy. Pay attention, and gain the wherewithal to thrive as present realities give birth to their consequences in the future.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,792 Posts
    Tue, Mar 30 2021 11:30 AM

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

    Do today

    Do today’s work today. Pushing it into the future accomplishes nothing other than to increase its toil.

    Address today’s problems today. They will only grow more complicated and intractable as time goes on.

    Live today’s joys today. If you postpone them until later, they’ll go away and never come back.

    Life is now. If you are to achieve, be happy, connect with others, and experience the wondrous richness that is yours to know, now is when to make it all happen.

    Whatever dream you are following, or wish to follow, has its next essential step today. Now is when you do the amazing, fulfilling work to transform all you have experienced and accumulated into all you can be.

    It is an opportunity that has no equal, that will never come again. Don’t let it pass you by.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,792 Posts
    Wed, Mar 31 2021 9:15 AM

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

    Wonder and richness

    Listen, watch, and read more of what makes you think and less of what makes you angry or smug. Do less of what gives you regret and more of what offers you meaningful challenge.

    You are more complex and able than you usually give yourself credit for being. Explore that complexity, engage that ability.

    Stop paying so much attention to those who say only what you already knew they would say. Seek every day to discover some new bit of insight that resides outside your existing assumptions.

    The reality where you’re immersed is rich and diverse in countless dimensions. Actively open yourself to its possibilities, and reach levels of value and fulfillment you cannot now imagine.

    Go where you expect to encounter what you were not expecting. Pleasantly surprise yourself with how curious, flexible and adaptable you can be.

    Life and all those who live it will never run out of new facets, qualities and nuances to amaze and enlighten you. Continue to let the wonder and richness freely flow.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,792 Posts
    Thu, Apr 1 2021 8:44 AM

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

    Hope that makes no sense

    Even in the darkest hour of the darkest night, you can envision light. Even when the stars are hidden by the thickest storm clouds, you know all those stars are still shining.

    In the coldest depth of winter, the warmth of the summer sun lives in your heart. In times of great difficulty you can act on hope, and with that action exert positive influence.

    Your circumstances may tempt you to be less than you are and punish you for being your best. Nevertheless, your unique beauty and the hope you carry both have the power to endure.

    You are in this moment, living this situation. And yet you are also greater than whatever troubles and other realities surround you.

    Hope is its most powerful when it has no basis to exist. In precisely the same way, you will find your greatest strengths in the midst of your most difficult challenges.

    Make full use of your amazing ability to reason, but take care not to live by reason alone. There’s hope in you that makes no sense, and that hope can carry you through.


    — Ralph Marston