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Wed, Aug 10 2022 11:04 AM (1,508 replies)
  • Ladychipper
    21,232 Posts
    Sat, Jun 12 2021 8:36 AM

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

    Small negative choices

    Do you really need to make that snide remark? Will it bring any lasting value to anyone’s life?

    Do you really need to think that demeaning thought about someone else? Will it solve any problem or lead to any achievement?

    Do you really need that empty momentary pleasure? Or are there perhaps more healthy and fulfilling ways to spend your time?

    No one makes the big choice to live a life of negativity and despair. Yet everyone makes small choices that can lead in that direction.

    Fortunately, those small negative choices are easy to replace with positive choices. The more often that happens, the better life becomes.

    In every little choice, be aware of what you are choosing. Your choices add up to the life you live, so make all your choices accordingly.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,232 Posts
    Mon, Jun 14 2021 7:56 AM

    Monday, June 14, 2021

    Happy to be of service

    Do you want an endless number of opportunities to be happy? Then be happy to be of service.

    There’s always something you can do to help someone else. There’s always a way to make life better for those who live it.

    You can find much fulfillment and satisfaction in knowing you’ve genuinely made a difference for others. That’s a powerful way to be happy.

    Do it not to look good, not to gain an advantage or to be owed a favor. Just do it for the joy of being helpful, and let others take from it what they will.

    Yes, some people might take undue advantage of your helpfulness. But as long as it’s not harming you, let it be their problem, not yours.

    Be happy to be of service. And you’ll always have plenty of ways to be happy.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,232 Posts
    Tue, Jun 15 2021 11:37 AM

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

    What could you imagine?

    What you imagine does not exist. What you imagine can in many ways be more real than anything else in your life.

    What you imagine influences what you see, what you do about it, who you listen to, how you respond. What you imagine sets the scene for the way you live your life.

    Take a deep breath, then think of all you care about, all you wonder about, all you dream, all you love. Then ask yourself a couple of questions.

    What do you imagine? What could you imagine?

    Imagine the present in a way that energizes you, motivates you, disciplines you, balances you, challenges you. Imagine the future in a way that entices you to make life better for all who live it.

    You live in a world of material reality that you cannot successfully deny. Yet with imagination you can rise above that reality and find countless ways of shaping it to everyone’s benefit.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,232 Posts
    Wed, Jun 16 2021 8:43 AM

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

    Take good care of yourself

    It’s wonderful that you’re so good to others. Always remember to be just as good to yourself as well.

    Compromising your own well being does not benefit anyone else. It is when you are satisfied with yourself, confident in yourself, that you can benefit those around you.

    When you wish to give, you first must have something of value to offer. If you seek to be of service to anyone else you must take good care of yourself.

    Get your work done, indulge some small but important desires. Then you’re able to give your full attention and genuine care to those you love, and to many others.

    Yes, it is a challenge to take care of yourself and to balance that with your care for others. It is not a challenge to be ignored or avoided.

    If you want your life to matter to others it must matter to you. Take good care of yourself, and give life the best you have to offer.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,232 Posts
    Thu, Jun 17 2021 10:15 AM

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

    Make yourself willing

    You never would have thought you could do it but you did. Because you really wanted to, or you had no other choice.

    What other things might you be able to accomplish, that you never thought you could? What profound challenge, what deep-seated desire can you set before yourself that will energize your spirit and activate your skills?

    When you are unwilling, nothing much happens, no matter how well-positioned you are. When you are sufficiently willing, pretty much anything is possible even if you’re burdened by severe disadvantages.

    Determine exactly what would make you willing. Fill your mind and your heart with all the details of how much better it will be than any alternative.

    Put the whole of yourself into an intimate and continuing relationship with your reason why. Make yourself willing.

    Amaze yourself again with all the good things you can get done. Make yourself willing, fill your existence with purpose, and bring to life all the achievements you are meant to achieve.


    — Ralph Marston

  • pdb1
    23,442 Posts
    Thu, Jun 17 2021 11:05 AM

    pdb1 wrote the following post at Mon, Jun 11 2018 9:37 AM:


     "  DOING US A FAVOR " .

        Thank you Marion for these pleasant and positive daily anecdotes . I know that I am not the only one that appreciates this thread .





    Welcome Paul! 

    My best to you and your family.  I pray things improve for you. 



      Hello Marion .

      It has been some time since that rough spot . I will always remember your support . GR8fully .

      Though I do think of myself as a positive force here . I do not think there is anyone that is more so than you . By leaps and bounds .

      I often just click over to this thread to read something inspiring . Thank you for that .

      Here is a little award for you .

  • Ladychipper
    21,232 Posts
    Thu, Jun 17 2021 11:33 AM

    Thank you Paul!  That's very kind of you to think of me and give me a nice award trophy. 

    I hope that everything is going well for you these days.  I know we all had a rough time last year and other times as well. 

    Take good care and I am happy you are still enjoying the Daily Motivation.

    Best Wishes,

    Marion :-)

  • Ladychipper
    21,232 Posts
    Fri, Jun 18 2021 11:20 AM

    Friday, June 18, 2021

    Live creatively

    Creativity is not just for writers and artists. Every endeavor in life, and indeed life itself, can benefit from a creative approach.

    There’s the way you’ve always done it, and it works, and that’s fine. Yet very likely there’s an even better way, more effective, more satisfying, more enduring, more fun.

    Look at what’s there now, consider what’s happened in the past and how it worked out, then mix it all with what might be. That’s a good starting point for creativity.

    Then perhaps you can add in a little randomness, something that catches your eye. Because, who knows, it might just work.

    That doesn’t mean you should completely disconnect from reality in order to be creative. What it means is that there are plenty of ways you can creatively improve on reality.

    And in a very fundamental sense, isn’t that what life is all about? Live creatively, and continue discovering new ways to be more fully alive.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,232 Posts
    Sat, Jun 19 2021 10:21 AM

    Saturday, June 19, 2021

    What life is already

    Let go of the need for anything to be different. Allow yourself to be fulfilled by everything that is.

    Let go of your obsession with getting. Center your energy and awareness on being.

    Let your goals and dreams push you toward a bright and fulfilling future. But don’t let them blind you to the immense abundance that is right now.

    Work your plans, honor your obligations, and fulfill your duties. Do it all from a positive and authentic living presence.

    Discover again and again that joy is now. Live the reality that true happiness is yours the instant you choose to let it flow from you.

    Live not from need, but from love. And see what a magnificent thing life already is.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,232 Posts
    Mon, Jun 21 2021 8:54 AM

    Monday, June 21, 2021

    Fulfillment in the journey

    Push without being pushy. Give everything to the effort while expecting nothing from the result.

    Let your fulfillment be in making it happen, not in having made it happen. If the result is fulfilling, as it often will be, that’s a bonus.

    You have much more control over your actions than you do over the results of your actions. Keep your focus on what you can control and refuse to be dissuaded by factors you cannot control.

    Your results are indications of your success but they are not the substance of your success. That substance is in the value you create along the way.

    It’s a form of value that will always exist no matter how any particular result plays out. It’s value that you can expand upon in every area of your life.

    Find your success and fulfillment in the journey. And you’ll enable yourself to reach countless amazing destinations.


    — Ralph Marston