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Wed, Jan 26 2022 9:29 AM (1,377 replies)
  • Ladychipper
    20,715 Posts
    Mon, Dec 6 2021 8:45 AM

    Thanks Craig and I wish you the same! 

    Blessings,

    Marion

  • Ladychipper
    20,715 Posts
    Mon, Dec 6 2021 8:45 AM

    Monday, December 6, 2021

    Multiply the goodness

    Are your skills being regularly tightened and lubricated by challenge and purpose? Or are they falling prey to rust and decay through neglect and complacence?

    Are your resources being renewed and increased in relevance because they’re being put to good use? Or are they sitting in some forgotten warehouse gathering dust and obsolescence?

    What about your relationships, your knowledge, the places you love, the experiences you treasure? Have you grown complacent about them or are you constantly finding new ways to breathe more life into them?

    The good things in your life lose their value when you hoard them, neglect them, or hide them away. To maintain and increase their value, share them and make beneficial use of them.

    Open up the full value of all you have by infusing it with the power of purpose, effort and attention. Multiply the goodness in your life by doing good things with it every day.

    Give full respect and appreciation to all you are, all you have, and all you can be. Make use of it all, and make it all even better.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,715 Posts
    Tue, Dec 7 2021 9:23 AM

    Tuesday, December 7, 2021

    What are your choices?

    Your choice can make any situation miserable. Your choice can make any day enjoyable.

    You may have more potential than any other person who has ever lived. Yet it is only your choice that enables that potential to be realized.

    Your life is subject to countless forces, to the designs of strangers, to random twists of fate. Your choice determines what you make of it all.

    Others are likely to define you by your heritage, your job title, your appearance, even by the sound of your name. Much more than these things, though, you are defined by your choices.

    Your great fortune is that you are in control of those choices. You can keep them, you can change them, you can abandon them in whatever way you see as best.

    Through all your choices you live a life that is uniquely you. Ask yourself often, what are your choices and where are they taking you?

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,715 Posts
    Thu, Dec 9 2021 11:10 AM

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    Full commitment

    What you do is what you’re committed to doing. Actions are driven by thoughts, and your level of commitment determines which actions your thoughts select.

    Your commitments are not necessarily what you say they are, to yourself or others. Your commitments are evidenced by the results you get, by the way your life unfolds.

    You determine the nature and amount of thought, effort, purpose, and passion you put into each moment. Commitment bundles all those moments together in a coherent and meaningful direction.

    As such, commitment gives great power to your actions, knowledge, resources, and skills. Upon what goals, what dreams, what roles, what responsibilities, will you expend that power?

    Look around your life at this time. It’s easy to see what you’ve been committed to, and what you haven’t.

    What will you be fully committed to now, going forward? In the answer to that question is a significant part of the span of life that now stretches in front of you.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,715 Posts
    Fri, Dec 10 2021 7:00 AM

    Friday, December 10, 2021

    Wonderful time and place

    It’s good to focus most of your attention on where you are. And where you are is in this moment, doing whatever you’re doing.

    Sure, you can take the past and the future into consideration. Just be sure not to cheat yourself out of living the present moment you’re in.

    There’s great value in this moment because you can actually make a difference in how it unfolds. You can take action and create results.

    See the colors, feel the textures, listen to the music of life as it plays around you. Realize what a privilege it is to have this moment, this very moment you are in.

    Here now is your power, you’re awareness. Here now are all kinds of possibilities and the opportunity to access them, to make something of them.

    Live the beauty and potential of this moment, now while you have it. Discover on countless levels what a wonderful time and place it is to be.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,715 Posts
    Tue, Dec 14 2021 7:43 AM

    Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    A life well lived

    A life well lived seems like it would be mostly about what you’ve already done. Yet it actually can be about what you do now.

    Now is your chance to make what you have, whatever it may be, into something good. Now is your opportunity to make what happened to you in the past into something good.

    Your life up to this point has been the way it has been. There’s nothing you can do to change the way your past has unfolded.

    Yet there’s no limit to what you can do when it comes to how your past affects your current and future life. From your past you can always carry forward inspiration, wisdom, knowledge, skill and much more.

    What your past ultimately means, and how it influences you going forward, those things are up to you. Though the facts of your past are set in stone, the future they point to is yours to decide.

    Do you want to have a life well lived? Right now is when you can make that happen, no matter what has happened before.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,715 Posts
    Wed, Dec 15 2021 8:48 AM

    Wednesday, December 15, 2021

    Sweet spot

    Seek the sweet spot that’s more than nothing and less than everything. Not too much, not too little, that’s the place to be.

    The extremes, in thoughts, in actions, in possessions, in feelings and opinions, can be glamorous and dramatic. Perhaps you could visit them occasionally but they’re not good places to set up residence.

    What’s useful in moderation becomes exhausting and unsustainable when taken to extreme. In the things you do, settle yourself in the beneficial place between never and always.

    Be enthusiastic, but make sure you stop well short of being overwhelmed with obsession. Be prudent, but not so much that you fail to ever do anything.

    Set yourself up as a benevolent moderator of your own life. Recognize when your actions, words, or opinions stray too far out of range, and pull yourself back.

    Inhabit that sweet spot where you can actually get good work done and get along with those around you. There’s plenty of room to be passionate without going over the edge.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,715 Posts
    Thu, Dec 16 2021 12:41 PM

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    Start with integrity

    Whatever you gain is only a gain when it is done with integrity. Otherwise it is at best a meaningless token, and possibly a whole lot worse.

    Integrity enables everything it touches to grow in meaning and value. Every accomplishment of any significance comes about because the people involved are able to trust each other.

    Living with integrity is difficult. Living without integrity is a bottomless pit of darkness and despair.

    Start with integrity, continue with integrity, finish with integrity. With integrity your life improves, you forge your goals and dreams into reality.

    You know all this because you’ve experienced if firsthand throughout your whole life. Yet the world constantly tempts you to act against your wisdom, so let this be a reminder not to do so.

    Countless and widely varied paths lead to success and fulfillment. One essential value they all have in common is integrity, so you know what to do.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,715 Posts
    Fri, Dec 17 2021 8:55 AM

    Friday, December 17, 2021

    Put the past in the past

    When life brings it, experience it and then let it go. Make room for the next experience.

    Don’t let the bad stuff linger. Don’t let the good stuff make you complacent.

    Live the moment. Then live more in the next moment.

    When you’re frustrated give yourself the chance to get beyond the frustration. When you’re joyful give yourself the opportunity to discover new joys.

    How can you make whatever has happened into a good thing? Save the best from it and then put the rest of it in the past.

    Time moves forward and your best bet is to move with it. Let go of what has been and enable yourself the make the most of what will be.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,715 Posts
    Sat, Dec 18 2021 8:17 AM

    Saturday, December 18, 2021

    Stronger inside

    No one will question you, no one will stop you when you seek to be stronger inside. And the stronger you are inside, the more successfully you can deal with every aspect of your life.

    You need not ask anyone else’s permission to become stronger inside. You can nurture your inner strength wherever you are, whatever you are doing.

    Love yourself, love others, be thankful, and you grow stronger inside. Open yourself to new thoughts, ideas, experiences, and grow stronger inside.

    Engage with life, laugh, embrace responsibility, indulge your curiosity. As you do all this, your inner strength grows.

    There is great treasure to be found within you. As you grow stronger you uncover more of that treasure, causing it to resonate throughout your life.

    What thought, what attitude, what feeling right now would increase your inner strength? Take every opportunity to give yourself, your life, your world the benefit of becoming ever stronger inside.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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