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  • Ladychipper
    19,506 Posts
    Wed, Oct 16 2019 7:50 AM

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    Make It A Remarkable day

    Life delivers another remarkable day, and you greet it with purpose, with passion, with ability. Morning light excites your soul, challenging you to transform its golden promise into lasting value.

    Gaze in gratitude and amazement at all you have the good fortune to behold. And as the light brightens, as the possibilities pop more sharply into focus, you’re already at work.

    The day progresses, bringing noise, confusion, turmoil, drama, all the usual disruptions, and a few unexpected ones. Yet through it all you keep going, focused, purposeful, thankful, and effective.

    You’re living the experience that’s the finest experience anyone can possibly know. You’re making a difference, enabling life to be the best it can be.

    You’re living true to your highest possibilities. You’re advancing steadfastly through life and leaving good things in your wake.

    Whatever the next hour, or week, or year may bring, you’re sure to make the most of it. Because every remarkable day you choose to live fully, and to live very well.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,506 Posts
    Thu, Oct 17 2019 12:25 PM

    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Enjoy being you

    You deserve to enjoy being you. You deserve to love all that you love.

    Give yourself the gift of real joy, not just every now and then, but often. Allow yourself to deeply experience the wonder, the delight, the warmth, the passion, of being you.

    No person is like every other person, even when every person pretends to be. Extract yourself from that silly game, admit and celebrate that you are you, and share your unique goodness with others.

    When it comes to being you, you’re the most successful that anyone will ever be. Take full advantage of that ability, of that success, to the benefit of yourself and all those around you.

    Though you can find power and positive purpose in joining with others, you’ll always be uniquely you. Offer your special strength and perspective to the whole group, without letting the group dilute who you are.

    The best version of you is the most authentic version of you. Enjoy being you, and enjoy all the advantages that arise from your unique value.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,506 Posts
    Fri, Oct 18 2019 8:54 AM

    Friday, October 18, 2019

    This is powerful!

    Put it into practice

    The way to convince people of what you believe is not to argue with them. If there’s something you believe, something you feel strongly about, put it into practice.

    Don’t expect anyone else to believe something just because you do. Quietly, humbly, respectfully, put it into practice.

    If you find yourself expressing beliefs mostly in terms of what others should say, or feel, or do, take a step back. Return your focus to what you can do, to how you can live those beliefs.

    Let go of the need to find others who will acknowledge, validate, or promote your beliefs. Let go of the desire to experience outrage at those who disagree with you.

    Instead, devote your energy to being a positive, living example of what you believe. Spend your time offering life real benefits from the way you live your beliefs.

    Arguing, moralizing, shaming and criticizing, all do disservice to the good things you believe. Choose instead to put what you believe into practice, advancing it with your strength and commitment.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,506 Posts
    Sat, Oct 19 2019 8:27 AM

    Saturday, October 19, 2019

    Grab the moment

    This is it, now is when. Time to do what you’ve been meaning to do, what you’ve been saying you were going to do.

    This is the moment you have. Now is the time to work on your dreams, goals, ambitions.

    Today is the day to make a difference. Right here is the place to get your work done.

    There is no past anymore, and there is no future yet. Only now is when opportunity exists.

    Today is your chance to solve problems. Now is your moment to make progress.

    It’s not too late, it’s not too soon, it’s not perfect but it’s plenty good enough. Now is here, and you are too, so grab the moment and do something with it.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,506 Posts
    Mon, Oct 21 2019 8:50 AM

    Monday, October 21, 2019

    Use what you have

    If you have a whole lot, use what you have. If you have very little, use what you have.

    When you have plenty of time, make full use of it. When you have very little time, make full use of it.

    Whether you have a little or a lot, or somewhere in between, use what you have. Whether it’s top-notch or bottom-tier, make good use of what you have.

    Wishing for a different starting point won’t carry you forward. Instead, go with what you’ve got and work to make it into what you want.

    Rather than getting caught up in what you have or don’t have, or the quality or quantity, zero in on what you can do. Whatever the situation, use it to follow your purpose, to express your values, to support and expand what you love.

    Center your awareness and your energy around the main issue, which is always this. What good, useful, meaningful things will you do with what you have?


    — Ralph Marston

  • hpurey
    10,848 Posts
    Mon, Oct 21 2019 9:08 AM

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  • Ladychipper
    19,506 Posts
    Tue, Oct 22 2019 8:36 AM

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    One little positive thing

    Even the smallest achievement inspires and encourages you to achieve again. Do one little positive thing, and you’ll find yourself filled with the energy and desire to do much more.

    Take the steps necessary to experience some initial success. That creates fresh new motivation to build your small success into whatever achievement you desire.

    Don’t overwhelm yourself with worry about all the tasks you’ll eventually have to complete. Instead, let yourself be encouraged and inspired by the one little positive thing you can do right now.

    You can touch success and achievement in this moment, in this place. Do one little positive thing, and experience the reality of the success you seek.

    Transcend speculation, fear, doubt, hesitation, and the inclination to make excuses. Take action, and see for yourself the positive result of that action.

    Then jump on the momentum you’ve just created. Start with one little positive thing, and you can go anywhere.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,506 Posts
    Wed, Oct 23 2019 11:15 AM

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    Pointing the way

    To improve what you do, you must first improve what you want to do. You cannot expect to achieve new, improved results with the same old priorities and desires.

    Every success first happens in your own heart, with your own desires. Every achievement is a product of personal commitment.

    Your thoughts and actions enable you to make progress in one direction or another. Yet it is your heart that tells you which specific direction to go.

    Where you are now is connected to where you previously wanted to be. Where do you want to be next, who do you want to be, how do you truly want to live?

    You’re talented and experienced at achieving your desires. Be sure to choose those desires with care.

    Every moment brings you closer to the reality of your future. And every moment, your desires are pointing the way.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,506 Posts
    Thu, Oct 24 2019 8:03 AM

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Missing out

    It’s actually pretty ridiculous to fear that you’re missing out on something. Because every day, day after day, you’re missing out on more than ninety-nine percent of everything that’s going on.

    Since long before you were born, and continuing up to this moment, you’ve been missing out. Even so, with all you’ve missed, you’ve managed to have quite a few amazing and fulfilling experiences.

    Imagine that you were somehow able to experience everything, to have everything, all the time. Think of how intensely sad and empty that would be.

    If you could do everything, nothing would have any special meaning. It is precisely because you cannot participate in everything, that enables those things you can do, to have value.

    Instead of worrying about what you’re missing, throw yourself into fully living all you have, right here, right now. Make whatever you’re doing so valuable, so meaningful, that you’re happy to forgo all the other possibilities to get it done.

    You can only do so much. Understand and celebrate what a great thing that is.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,506 Posts
    Fri, Oct 25 2019 12:12 PM

    Friday, October 25, 2019

    Where life leads

    Life has a good number of hidden treasures for you today, and every day. Will you take the opportunity to discover them, or will you heedlessly pass them by?

    People have plenty of interesting and useful things to say to you. Will you really listen, and learn, or just assume you already know what they’re going to tell you?

    Sure, you’re clear about what you want. But maybe there are other options, better possibilities, that you don’t even know about yet.

    Life’s best treasures are not always where you think they will be. You have to be open to finding them where you don’t expect to find them.

    Sometimes a wrong turn can end up taking you to the best route forward. Sometimes a crushing disappointment can set you on the path to an amazing triumph.

    Have the humility, the curiosity, the faith, wonder, and sense of adventure to follow where life leads. Open yourself to discover and experience richness you didn’t even know was there.


    — Ralph Marston