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Thu, May 12 2022 8:27 AM (1,449 replies)
  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Thu, Jan 6 2022 9:03 AM

    Thursday, January 6, 2022

    It is possible

    You cannot see through the fog. Yet by taking one step at a time you can get through that fog.

    You have no way of knowing all that will happen tomorrow. Even so, there are good and valuable things you can do today to improve tomorrow.

    There’s no guarantee your efforts will always be rewarded. But you can be sure that if you make no effort at all there will be no reward.

    It’s not a sure thing that you will successfully reach whatever you seek. But that’s no reason to give up.

    On the contrary, it’s a reason to step forward with faith, with confidence, with perseverance. For even though success is uncertain it is possible, and the more you work on it the stronger its possibility grows.

    Out there in the fog of uncertainty are valuable possibilities for your world. Keep going step by step, keep learning, working, innovating, and bring those good possibilities to life.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Fri, Jan 7 2022 12:18 PM

    Friday, January 7, 2022

    Live at your highest level

    Right now, allow strength to surge within you. Notice the power of confidence as it rises from deep inside and bursts through all your awareness.

    Feel enthusiasm gathering within and aiming you toward your best possibilities. Be energized by the courage that steadily streams out from your most profound purpose.

    Ride upon the newness of this moment as the miracle of life pervades your whole existence. Invigorate your most honest thoughts and transform them into valuable action.

    All the while, project a sincere and peaceful presence in what you do, in who you are. Engage in life with an endless reservoir of kindness and understanding.

    Embrace every opportunity for joy. Marvel at the beauty and wonder that surround you all the time.

    Let it all unfold naturally, generously, without worry or desperation. Give life your best and live at your highest level.

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Sat, Jan 8 2022 11:00 AM

    Saturday, January 8, 2022

    Against the wind

    When conditions are ideal you can make much progress. Yet even when conditions are not so favorable there are good and useful things you can do.

    It’s always great to have the encouragement, support and assistance of others. But even when you have little or no help you can move forward.

    You’re wise to make the best of a good situation. Yet what’s even more powerful is to make the best of a difficult situation.

    Sometimes the winds of fate and circumstance are blowing your way, and that’s great. Much of the time, though, you’ll need to make your way against the wind.

    Sure, you can claim the powerful headwind as an excuse, and wait for better conditions, and no one will blame you for that. Or you can go forward anyway in the direction you’ve chosen, and make progress in spite of the difficulties.

    The situations, events, and people in this world will not always align to push you ahead. Fortunately, that never has to stop you.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Mon, Jan 10 2022 7:28 AM

    Monday, January 10, 2022

    Keep pace with life

    Today is one day and tomorrow is another. You don’t have to eat it all, drink it all, say it all, do it all right now.

    Do what’s enough and then let it be. Pace yourself, and know you’ll have more opportunities in the days to come.

    Live each day as it arrives, not before it appears, not after it is gone. You cheat yourself out of life when you rush ahead of it or linger behind it.

    Fill each day with exactly one day’s worth of living. Then do the same with the next day, and the next.

    Savor the moments, the sensations, the efforts, the times and experiences with others. Always remember that too much is not preferable to enough.

    Give each bit of experience the time, attention, and zeal that it deserves, that you deserve. Keep pace with life and you’ll enjoy all its treasures to the highest degree.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Tue, Jan 11 2022 9:19 AM

    Tuesday, January 11, 2022

    Give beauty

    Give life beauty. Make something beautiful, do something beautiful, experience and share something beautiful.

    Life and beauty intertwine to the benefit of both. Beauty carries life and purpose and inspiration forward, and life makes beauty possible.

    In the service of beauty you learn valuable skills. In the experience of beauty you discover important truths about who you are.

    In your actions, your words, your attitude, be beautiful. Live in a way that adds unique beauty to the experience of the people you encounter.

    Your efforts and commitments are about more than just getting by. You have the opportunity and the ability to contribute beauty to the world.

    Notice the beauty, appreciate the beauty, feel the beauty. And expand on the beauty that is such a significant part of life.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Wed, Jan 12 2022 9:17 AM

    Wednesday, January 12, 2022

    Fulfill the potential

    Give yourself credit for how far you’ve come. Then challenge yourself to build on it.

    Life has not been perfect, yet you’ve successfully navigated your way to today. Now you can use your skills, intention, and persistence to move forward.

    Recognize that you’ve established some positive momentum. Consider what you can do to grow that momentum and put it to purposeful use.

    You have gained strength from everything you’ve been through. What good things can you now do to exercise that strength?

    Through your life’s experiences you’ve earned wisdom and gained a unique perspective. You’re better positioned than ever before to act with purpose, passion, effectiveness, and understanding.

    Your past has prepared you for the challenges of the future. Rise up, meet those challenges, and fulfill the potential that’s been accumulating throughout your whole life.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Thu, Jan 13 2022 9:19 AM

    Thursday, January 13, 2022

    I love this one!  :-)

    Love and courage

    Lead with love. Follow through with courage.

    In each new situation, before saying anything, before doing anything, ask yourself. How can you live this from a perspective of love and courage?

    Such a perspective won’t necessarily make things easier. You’re likely to take on more challenges, to put forth more effort.

    Yet you’ll be attending to precisely those things that make life rich and meaningful. You’ll be focused on all you love and care about, with the courage to make a positive difference.

    In a world that often seems to be awash in fear and complacency, choose to live at a higher level. Allow life’s goodness to shine through all you do.

    Think, act, and feel from a place of love. And live out that love with the courage it deserves.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Fri, Jan 14 2022 9:09 AM

    Friday, January 14, 2022

    Quality time

    Give quality time to yourself. Give quality time to others.

    Spend time doing what helps you feel good about yourself, about the people around you, about the world you live in. Do what improves your health, your relationships, your understanding, your sense of well being.

    Seek out areas of your daily life where you can add your own unique flavor of excellence. Devote time, thought, and effort to increase the amount of joy in your world.

    The moments you focus on quality will continue to bring benefits long after those moments have passed. The joys you add to the experience of life can never be taken away.

    Each day you have a finite amount of time available. Make it your mission to spend that time enhancing, enjoying, and sharing life’s best qualities.

    Enable life to more fully experience its own richness. With your attitude, your outlook and your actions, make as much of your time as you can into quality time.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Sat, Jan 15 2022 8:46 AM

    Saturday, January 15, 2022


    You wasted thirty minutes this morning so now the whole day is ruined. No, actually it’s not.

    You gave in to temptation and ate a cinnamon roll so now you decide you’ll never be able to lose weight. But that thought is nothing but an extreme exaggeration.

    It’s helpful to recognize problems and mistakes so you can correct them and avoid them in the future. Yet exaggeration is not really helpful at all.

    Yes, perhaps you wasted some time early in the day. However, you have the rest of the day to make up for it.

    Instead of punishing yourself endlessly for a small slip, take the opportunity to let it motivate you. Instead of exaggerating problems so far out of proportion that you give up, do what’s necessary to solve them, to get beyond them.

    Make sure your thought process is working for you rather than against you. See the problems and challenges realistically, for what they are, and enable yourself to successfully deal with them.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Mon, Jan 17 2022 8:20 AM

    Monday, January 17, 2022

    Go ahead with it

    Yes it will take time, yes it will require effort. Go ahead and get it done.

    You can think of a hundred excuses but none of them will solve the problem or achieve the goal. What will work is you, doing the work.

    You may have to struggle for a while, pushing uphill against a bitter cold wind. Yet you will survive, you’ll gain strength and raise your level of confidence.

    You’ll have something to show for the time that has passed. And you’ll have established a little bit of positive momentum.

    In the short run the easiest choice is to delay, procrastinate, give in to doubt and hesitation. Look at the big picture, though, and see clearly that your best choice is to go ahead and get it done.

    Now, while your inspiration is strong, take the first step. Then continue to follow through until you can look back and be thankful that you went ahead and got it done.


    — Ralph Marston