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  • Ladychipper
    19,911 Posts
    Thu, Mar 19 2020 1:02 PM

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    Driven by problems

    It’s part of a cycle deeply embedded in all of life. Difficulty gives rise to new achievement.

    The more intolerable the burden, the more energy is put forth to overcome it. Lessons learned, abilities developed, resources harnessed continue to provide benefit long after trouble has receded.

    The long, magnificent history of achievement is also a history of great challenge. On a personal level, on a worldwide scale, progress is driven by problems.

    When times are good, complacency settles in, and eventually lets trouble in the door. When enough people are threatened by that trouble, they rise up and overcome it.

    Most of the innovations and technologies you enjoy today had their genesis in pain, difficulty, and inconvenience. Many of the worst problems you’re navigating through right now will lead to valuable advances in days to come.

    Certainly life is not always easy, but perhaps that’s a feature and not a bug. Precisely because life is not easy, it finds a way to get better and better.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,911 Posts
    Fri, Mar 20 2020 7:22 AM

    Friday, March 20, 2020

    Live in strength

    Today, discover how strong you can be. Decide to act with strength, to respond with strength, to envision yourself in every situation as strong.

    You are as strong as you choose to be. Choose to become stronger than you’ve ever been before.

    Live in strength, for the sake of your family, your community, your world, yourself. Give the strength you have to give, and you will have more.

    Let go of any thought or inclination that could sap your strength. Feel the power of your purpose and let it raise your thoughts, your actions, your perspective to new levels of strength.

    Make your strength sustainable by making it authentic. Dedicate that strength to advance goodness, truth, and love.

    All of life can benefit from your strength today, every day. Call that strength to the surface and inject its energy into all you do.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,911 Posts
    Sat, Mar 21 2020 7:07 AM

    Saturday, March 21, 2020

    Today has arrived

    There’s something you can do to make today a little better than yesterday. There will be something you can do tomorrow to make it a little better than today.

    Your actions make a difference, so use those actions to make that difference a positive one. Your thoughts and your attitude make a big difference, so choose them wisely, intentionally.

    All sorts of factors outside your influence determine what this day delivers to you. Yet you determine what to do with it all.

    From whatever the raw materials may be, decide to create richness, joy, positive experience. Do all those things that you do best, and make this day a day you’ll be thankful to have experienced.

    Embrace the possibilities that will enable you to transcend limitations. Discover new and creative ways to add rich substance to life.

    Today has arrived, and the way it unfolds for you depends mostly on what you choose to make of it. Go ahead and make of it the best you can imagine.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • pmm711
    4,507 Posts
    Sun, Mar 22 2020 2:28 AM

    Ladychipper:
    Today has arrived

    Thank God for that...and...

    welcome back btw :-)

  • Ladychipper
    19,911 Posts
    Sun, Mar 22 2020 9:40 AM

    For sure "Today has arrived"

    Thanks Paul!!!  XO

  • Ladychipper
    19,911 Posts
    Mon, Mar 23 2020 7:22 AM

    Monday, March 23, 2020

    Where you’re headed

    What makes life good is not any particular situation, no matter how attractive it may be. What makes life good is the process of moving toward something deeply desired and valuable.

    Where you’re headed is far more significant than where you are. And you have remarkable influence over where you’re headed.

    Whether you’re currently in a good place, or a brutally challenging one, the decision is yours. Where do you now choose to be going?

    Success begins to happen the moment you start acting to make it happen. The rewards of any ambitious effort begin to accumulate within the effort itself.

    Look forward, to a world made better by your focused action, your resourcefulness, your love. Envision that world, step purposefully toward it, and it begins to be real.

    You have the moment, you have the skill, you have the desire. Harness it all to move life in a positive and fulfilling direction.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,911 Posts
    Tue, Mar 24 2020 7:51 AM

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Life goes forward

    Clouds dance along the distant horizon. Emerald leaves reach toward a sapphire sky.

    The wonder that is life, the miracle that is existence, happens now. In you, through you, with you, around you, unfold beauty and detail never before known.

    Within the spectacle, dwell endless possibilities. Within you lives the wisdom to choose from those possibilities, along with the energy that brings them into being.

    Look outward for a while and take in the enormity, the potential of all you see. Then pull your focus deeply inside, and consider all you love, all you can do, all you can be.

    Allow yourself to realize what an amazing and valuable moment this is. Encourage yourself as your spirit rises up to fulfill its highest destiny.

    Live the wonder, ensconced in something larger than all you could ever imagine. Life goes forward, now and always.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,911 Posts
    Wed, Mar 25 2020 11:05 AM

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Lighter load

    You have good reason to be angry about many things. Yet you gain no real benefits from prolonging that anger.

    It’s understandable that you would feel resentment for the way certain situations unfold. But what good outcome has resentment created, ever, for anyone?

    Life delivers ample challenges on a regular basis. There’s no reason to magnify those challenges by holding on to a negative emotion.

    For every tinge of anger, or envy, resentment, annoyance, or frustration you feel, you have a choice. You can choose to let it grind you down, or you can choose to let it go.

    Give yourself the gift of a lighter load. Enable yourself to direct all your energy toward what’s most meaningful and beneficial.

    Step briskly away from negative emotions. You’ll be doing what’s best for you, and for everyone.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,911 Posts
    Thu, Mar 26 2020 11:17 AM

    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Surprise life back

    One thing you can be certain of, is uncertainty. Life is always changing, and sometimes those changes come quickly, from out of nowhere.

    Yet you have the good fortune of being highly adaptable. You are so skilled at adapting that you often transform negative developments into positive outcomes.

    That’s why you can recall many times when things worked out much better than you first thought they would. You were able to successfully adapt.

    What can you do when life surprises you? You can surprise life back, in ways that support your dreams, goals, values, and all you love.

    Whenever the situation changes, step back and take a good, clear, updated look at reality. Commit yourself to finding a positive path through the world as it is, that leads toward what you value most.

    It’s not always easy, yet it’s something you’ve been doing successfully your whole life. Adapt, and surprise life back with how well you can do so.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,911 Posts
    Fri, Mar 27 2020 7:26 AM

    Friday, March 27, 2020

    Enough to inspire you

    Of course it’s inspiring when everything works the way it is supposed to, and fits perfectly into place. Yet you can also be inspired by mistakes, failures, and ineffectiveness.

    Ideal outcomes inspire you to reach even higher and do even better. Undesired outcomes inspire you to make necessary adjustments, to grow stronger and more resilient.

    Life rewards you and challenges you at the same time, offering new possibilities of every flavor. And with each turn of events you’ll discover more ways to be inspired.

    Do you seek inspiration to live at your most purposeful, effective level? All you have to do is look at what’s going on around you.

    Look with love, with care, with understanding, curiosity and deep gratitude. Whatever is going on, life always has more than enough to inspire you.

    What will inspire you today? Just take a look and see.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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