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Fri, Jan 21 2022 8:25 AM (1,373 replies)
  • Ladychipper
    20,692 Posts
    Fri, Nov 26 2021 10:17 AM

    Friday, November 26, 2021

    From it all

    Life is often painful. You cannot escape all the pain, yet what you can do is give it positive purpose.

    The world imposes demands on your time, your skills, your resources, your patience, the way you feel. You can choose to see those demands not as burdens but as opportunities.

    Sometimes you’ll find yourself constrained by limitations. What’s powerful and amazing is that through those limitations you can grow stronger, more focused and purposeful.

    Life’s challenges increasingly reveal to you who you are and what you’re capable of. Those are very good things to know and to utilize.

    In the good times, in the difficult times, and in between, you find out what matters. You devise ways to support and expand what matters.

    Today might be the best day yet and tomorrow could be a disaster. Yet you keep going no matter what, making something good and meaningful from it all.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,692 Posts
    Sat, Nov 27 2021 8:58 AM

    Saturday, November 27, 2021

    Push through

    You will meet with outer and inner resistance from many different directions. Be ready, be willing to push through it.

    You can come to feel weary, disenchanted, doubtful, and distracted. You can also turn away from those feelings and commit yourself to push forward anyway.

    Much of the resistance you encounter depends on you to support it with your misgivings, to play along with it. But you never have to do that.

    Turn your attention instead to your purpose. That purpose offers you the strength to push through, to push beyond whatever resists it.

    The resistance can be persistent. Yet your intentional self can be even more persistent.

    Feel your purpose, feel your power, remind yourself why, and know how good it will be to achieve what you’ve set out to achieve. Push through the weariness, the doubt, the challenges, the efforts, and make the achievement happen.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,692 Posts
    Mon, Nov 29 2021 11:29 AM

    Monday, November 29, 2021

    Powerful!

    What you get used to

    It’s amazing what you can get used to. It’s frightening what you can get used to.

    Whatever you get used to doing, thinking, expecting, will have a major impact on your life. What you would never accept or participate in initially, you can get used to eventually.

    You can get used to some powerful, positive behaviors and you can get used to some very destructive patterns. The more you do anything, the more likely you are to do it again and again.

    Keep that in mind as you make each individual choice. Those choices build your expectations, your image of yourself, and then those expectations build your life.

    That can work in your favor or it can work against you. So make sure each choice is one that would benefit your life and your world if it were to be repeated and amplified many times over.

    How do you want your life to unfold from this point forward? Get there by being diligent about what you enable yourself to get used to.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,692 Posts
    Tue, Nov 30 2021 8:56 AM

    Tuesday, November 30, 2021

    Time to act

    Every one of your accomplishments has come from action on your part. Today is a target-rich environment for more actions of all sorts.

    Even the most enticing dream will not fulfill itself. That’s your job, your obligation, your opportunity.

    It is through your actions that what you desire becomes what you experience. There is no getting around that.

    You imagine, you envision, you intend, you hope. Then you must act, or it is all an empty exercise.

    You are clever, resourceful, and probably a little bit lucky. Even so, you cannot escape the necessity of action.

    So go ahead, today act on your best intentions, your highest visions, your treasured dreams. Now is when you are able, and here is where you can.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,692 Posts
    Wed, Dec 1 2021 12:25 PM

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021

    Difficult questions

    Difficult questions give rise to useful answers. Challenging problems compel valuable solutions.

    What difficult questions have you been unwilling to ask? What challenging problems have you been avoiding?

    In doing so, how much of life’s richness are you denying to yourself and to others? What joys, what achievements, what connections, what beautiful vistas are you failing to experience?

    Maybe this week you could work up the nerve to dive into a problem that’s been vexing your life. Perhaps you could dare to ask one of those difficult questions and then work on an honest and useful answer.

    Take the time, make the effort, and discover it’s not as bad as you feared it would be. Indeed, you’re likely to find it’s much more valuable than you hoped it would be.

    Let go of your fear surrounding what’s difficult, challenging, inconvenient, uncomfortable. Open yourself to powerful possibilities that can raise your life to a whole new level.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,692 Posts
    Thu, Dec 2 2021 8:04 AM

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    How can this be good?

    How can this be good? How can it be helpful, to you, to others?

    What can you learn from this? In what ways can you become stronger because of it?

    Categorizing anything as all good or all bad is almost always an oversimplification. Ask yourself instead what would or what does make it good?

    What can you do that will make it more positive than negative? What is the potential value in this, and how can you bring it to life?

    Every reality is what it is. Yet what you do with reality and what comes about as a result of that, is largely up to you.

    How can this be good? And what are you doing to make it so?

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,692 Posts
    Fri, Dec 3 2021 9:01 AM

    Friday, December 3, 2021

    Within arm’s reach

    The world is not obligated to be the way you think it should be. Your responsibility is to live in the world as it is.

    Concern yourself with the progress you can actually make. Focus on those problems you can actually solve.

    Don’t become so outraged or despondent about society’s ills that you fail to adequately address your own shortcomings and opportunities. It is by improving yourself that you improve your world.

    Right now within arm’s reach you have good and valuable work to do. Get that done before you even think about sailing off to right the wrongs on some foreign shore.

    Experience life’s potential for goodness by personally embodying it. Always remember that the most powerful way to promote your highest ideals is by living them.

    You always have much good work to do within arm’s reach. Operate on a human scale and enable your life to be of great benefit to all of human experience.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,692 Posts
    Sat, Dec 4 2021 11:53 AM

    Saturday, December 4, 2021

    It’s an opportunity

    The obstacle you encounter is not just something that gets in your way. It’s an opportunity.

    The beauty you see is not merely there to be admired. It represents an opportunity.

    This is not just another hour, another trip, another situation. It’s an opportunity to live with purpose, with effectiveness, with joy, gratitude, and love.

    Whatever form it takes, see the opportunity. Take the opportunity to act, to speak, to learn, to improve, to understand.

    Appreciate the opportunities and they return the favor. The more opportunities you make good use of, the more and better opportunities there will be.

    Whatever place you go, whatever thing you see, whatever is going on, it’s an opportunity. Make it your business to make good and lasting value from it.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,692 Posts
    Sat, Dec 4 2021 11:55 AM

    Saturday, December 4, 2021

    It’s an opportunity

    The obstacle you encounter is not just something that gets in your way. It’s an opportunity.

    The beauty you see is not merely there to be admired. It represents an opportunity.

    This is not just another hour, another trip, another situation. It’s an opportunity to live with purpose, with effectiveness, with joy, gratitude, and love.

    Whatever form it takes, see the opportunity. Take the opportunity to act, to speak, to learn, to improve, to understand.

    Appreciate the opportunities and they return the favor. The more opportunities you make good use of, the more and better opportunities there will be.

    Whatever place you go, whatever thing you see, whatever is going on, it’s an opportunity. Make it your business to make good and lasting value from it.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • craigswan
    22,739 Posts
    Sat, Dec 4 2021 12:45 PM

    Merry christmas and a happy new year to you marion . 

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