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  • Ladychipper
    21,921 Posts
    Thu, Sep 2 2021 8:26 AM

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    Today’s opportunities

    How many of today’s opportunities will you recognize? How many of them will you be willing to make use of?

    Every problem you come across is an opportunity to create value. Each passing moment comes with an opportunity to do useful work, to learn, to make a positive difference in some way.

    Every frustration gives you the opportunity to strengthen your patience. Every awkward situation provides an opportunity to add to your confidence.

    Every challenge represents an opportunity to hone your skills. Every setback delivers the opportunity to become more determined and persistent.

    Every person you encounter presents you with an opportunity for kindness. Every disagreement can serve as an opportunity for deeper understanding.

    Today is filled with opportunities if you will simply open yourself to them. Each one can add new value to your world when you live with courage, with purpose, with love.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,921 Posts
    Fri, Sep 3 2021 8:44 AM

    Friday, September 3, 2021

    Remember and re-energize

    Remember all the good things you’ve done, and seen, and experienced. In so doing, re-acquaint yourself with the goodness that’s possible for you right now.

    Recall all you’ve endured, the efforts you’ve put forth, the problems you’ve solved, the milestones you’ve reached. Let it spark fresh enthusiasm for the achievements you can now work toward.

    Feel gratitude for all the people who have supported you, challenged you, encouraged you, been present with you. Be inspired to pass all that value along to others.

    Consider how rich and meaningful life has been, even in the midst of great burdens and uncertainties. See your enduring power to connect to that richness no matter what the circumstances may be.

    Past experience has carried you to where you are. Now is your opportunity to extend that journey, to expand the value of what you can do.

    Connect again to the purpose that has always driven you. Allow that purpose to push you into increasingly higher levels of living and fulfillment.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,921 Posts
    Sat, Sep 4 2021 10:43 AM

    Saturday, September 4, 2021

    A good place to be

    You don’t have to be spectacular to do a good job. Your life doesn’t have to be filled with glamor and drama to be a good life.

    It’s great to work on being more than you are. Yet life can be fulfilling long before you’ve arrived at whatever destination you seek.

    In all likelihood, where you are right now is not the perfect place to be. Nonetheless, you can always make it a good place to be.

    Your high standards are valuable and admirable. But don’t let those standards prevent you from making good use of every moment.

    Even when circumstances are less than perfect, you can live well, with purpose, with grace, with truth. Even when others in your life are less than accommodating, you can maintain a positive, purposeful focus.

    Today is your day to embrace what is, to create unique fulfillment right where you are. Life is here now, ready for you to live it well.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,921 Posts
    Mon, Sep 6 2021 9:18 AM

    Monday, September 6, 2021

    The good you can do

    It’s often said that misery loves company. But what misery seeks even more than sympathy is change for the better.

    If you’re miserable, spreading misery to others won’t improve the way you feel. It will just make things worse for everyone, including you.

    What will improve the situation is to break the pattern. Consider all you can do to make that happen.

    Instead of looking for people to feel sorry for you, look for people you can help. Instead of focusing on your own troubles, focus on what you can do to lift up life.

    Turn your attention and direct your energy toward what will make a positive difference. Challenge yourself to take beneficial actions, even if they’re just small ones.

    Get through the difficulties not by dwelling on those difficulties but by setting your sights higher. Remind yourself of the good you can do and work to make everyone’s misery a thing of the past.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Docwormburner
    261 Posts
    Mon, Sep 6 2021 2:31 PM

    And I'm with you bud. Posted a question a few days ago about the actual game but can't find it through these one hundred plus pages of Marston worship!

  • Ladychipper
    21,921 Posts
    Tue, Sep 7 2021 8:24 AM

    Tuesday, September 7, 2021

    Discover your way forward

    How do you find the answers to life’s most difficult and perplexing questions? By living your life.

    Others can teach you, guide you, inspire you, point you toward meaningful challenges. You have the opportunity to emulate people throughout history who have lived lives of positive purpose.

    Yet learning or hearing about someone else’s experience does not fully transfer that experience to your life. It’s up to you to apply the lessons, to follow the inspiration, and to discover your way forward.

    Fulfillment is not something that can merely be handed to you, or sold to you, or forced upon you. Fulfillment requires your active and continuing participation.

    That’s what makes it so valuable. Its value is a combination of life itself, of all you’ve learned, and of all you’ve done in the process of living.

    Today is your chance to add more steps to the journey. Travel well.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,921 Posts
    Wed, Sep 8 2021 12:07 PM

    Wednesday, September 8, 2021

    Guided by experience

    What worked well for you yesterday? What can you do to expand upon it today?

    What was the biggest factor working against you over the last month? What changes can you make to minimize or eliminate that drag on your efforts?

    If you want to improve your future results, then pay close attention to your past experiences. Be honest with yourself about what works and what doesn’t.

    Every day serves as a valuable experiment in how to live. What are all those daily experiments demonstrating to you?

    Success happens for a reason, and so does failure. Be endlessly curious about those reasons and how they apply to your life, to your situation.

    With every experience you gain new wisdom and the opportunity to improve. Take that opportunity and let experience guide you, step by step, day by day, to your most highly desired outcomes.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,921 Posts
    Thu, Sep 9 2021 12:27 PM

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    Live the richness

    What do you find fascinating? Learn all you can about it, then use what you’ve learned as a starting point to explore even more.

    What inspires you? Figure out how to add much of it to your life and how to share it with others.

    What challenges you? Embrace the challenge and slowly, steadily, persistently work your way through it.

    What brings awe, wonder, mystery to you? Deepen your thoughts and stimulate your feelings with questions that cannot be answered.

    Who, how, what do you love to love? Allow love and its ineffable power to resonate through all you do.

    You are complex, beautiful, imperfect, and possessed of limitless possibilities. Understand all you can, make peace with the rest, and live the richness as it unfolds in every moment.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,921 Posts
    Fri, Sep 10 2021 12:57 PM

    Friday, September 10, 2021

    Every kindness

    Every kindness you extend to anyone else is also a kindness you give to yourself. Giving kindness gives you hope, purpose, connection.

    Do you ever find yourself feeling down, aimless, irrelevant, or frustrated? Give genuine kindness and it will lift you up, pointing you in a positive, intentional direction.

    Only those who never practice kindness see it as a weakness. In reality, kindness demonstrates your strength while also adding to that strength.

    In your thoughts and actions, in the words you speak and the intentions you adopt, are opportunities for kindness. Kindness magnifies your effectiveness and empowers the lives of those around you.

    Kindness eases your stress and inspires you to improve your world. Kindness gives as much to you as you give to others.

    Live life from a perspective of kindness. And you’ll never run out of good, valuable things to do with your time, energy, and resources.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,921 Posts
    Sat, Sep 11 2021 11:56 AM

    Saturday, September 11, 2021

    Come to life

    Come to life today. Live your life right now.

    The tide will rise, the tide will fall. Fortune smiles on you a while, then turns away for a time.

    Through it all, live your life. Set your intentions and follow through on them.

    Life and love, richness, wonder and beauty are all meant specifically for you. Step beyond the fear, rise above the doubt as you journey through the magical experience of being you.

    Feel the energy that is your life and let it flow throughout your world. Now is when you get to be the best you’ve ever been.

    You’ve waited and wondered and worried long enough. Come all the way to life today and find delight in what you can know and do and see and be.


    — Ralph Marston