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  • Ladychipper
    20,036 Posts
    Thu, Apr 9 2020 8:08 AM

    Thursday, April 9, 2020

    Keep on keeping on

    You’re doing good, so keep it up. You’re making progress, so make some more.

    You’ve learned, you’ve adapted, you’ve done the work, and improved on it. You’ve had setbacks along the way, and conditions have changed, yet you’ve moved forward anyway.

    Now, keep up the effective effort. Now, persist and get the job done.

    You’ve resisted the temptation to hide behind excuses. You’ve chosen to pay the price necessary to reach the goal.

    You’re heavily invested now, so make that investment count. Follow through, continue to do what must be done, and get where you’ve chosen to go.

    You’ve already discovered you can do what it takes. Just keep on keeping on, and finish your good work.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,036 Posts
    Fri, Apr 10 2020 8:07 AM

    Friday, April 10, 2020

    Difficult problems

    Problems are not pleasant. That’s why they bring out the best in you, and in many, many others.

    When one person finds a problem unbearable, that person works hard to get beyond it. When millions of people cannot tolerate a problem, that problem gets solved.

    Good times are enjoyable, and bring about marginal progress. Difficult times, however, give birth to massive breakthroughs.

    There are always things you can do to make life better. When you’re faced with a serious challenge, you actually do those things.

    When you’re not happy with the situation, that’s good. Because you’re also powerfully motivated to change it in a positive way.

    Difficult, complicated problems don’t usually go away on their own, but they do go away. Because you, and a whole lot of other people, do the demanding work to make them go away.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,036 Posts
    Sat, Apr 11 2020 8:19 AM

    Saturday, April 11, 2020

    Promise of new goodness

    With this morning, life comes to life again. Brightness and warmth arrive on the wings of a fresh and peaceful breeze.

    From the dark depths of despair, hope arises. In the light of this new day, is the promise of better days to come.

    There will still be struggle, yet now it will have more purpose. There will again be pain, yet now will be increased strength with which to meet it.

    Feel your growing faith in the goodness of what can be. Allow new expectations to energize your vision.

    Rise above the aches and anguish that once had held you in their grip. Greet life’s possibilities with renewed confidence, and a deeper love for all that is, all that can be.

    Awaken in your entirety to the promise of new goodness. On this day and every day, live to bring that goodness to life.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,036 Posts
    Mon, Apr 13 2020 7:31 AM

    Monday, April 13, 2020

    Living responsibly

    Living responsibly does not make you immune to life’s tragedies and disruptions. But it sure puts you in a better place, and gets you to a better place, when they happen.

    Life is not fair. Over the long term, life discriminates in favor of those who act with responsibility.

    Certainly there is way too much injustice in the world, with plenty of innocent victims. Such a situation makes personal responsibility difficult, but that does not diminish its power to enrich life.

    Some people are fortunate to understand the value of responsibility beginning when they are young. Yet it is never too late to embrace more responsibility for yourself, for your world, no matter what you start with.

    Even when it’s not your fault, even when you have no support, you can make it your responsibility. Persist in that choice, and you put yourself in a position of power.

    How can you respond in a positive way that benefits yourself and others? That’s responsibility, and it’s always your most effective way forward.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,036 Posts
    Tue, Apr 14 2020 9:10 AM

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020

    Love and humility

    Don’t set out to prove to the world how much you care. Just put your caring into action, letting go of any need for everyone to know about it.

    You will not find true fulfillment in the praise of others. Seek fulfillment in the knowledge that you’re quietly doing what’s right, for the right reasons.

    Don’t be obsessed with answering to public opinion. Answer instead to truth, genuine integrity, competence, compassion, generosity.

    When you’re making a positive difference, it doesn’t matter what others are thinking or saying about you. Focus on your effectiveness, not on your image.

    Life offers countless opportunities for substantive achievement, enrichment, connection, and transcendence. What a shame it would be to waste even a small moment on superficial nonsense.

    Experience the limitless potential when love joins forces with humility. And let the unique value of your life unfold to its fullest extent.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,036 Posts
    Wed, Apr 15 2020 11:19 AM

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    A better way

    Do you feel there has to be a better way? Then figure it out and put it into practice.

    Is your situation intolerable? Then refuse to tolerate it, and innovate your way beyond it.

    Every challenge is insurmountable until somebody does something about it. Activate your imagination, your passion, your desire, and do something about it.

    Innovation is not just for high-tech superstars. Innovation is built into who you are, and yours to make use of in every corner of life.

    Open your eyes to how much power you have over the quality and direction of your own life. Then pick a problem, choose a nagging frustration, and do the work to fix it.

    Make a rock-solid connection to all you care about, to what’s most meaningful in your world. And drive the energy of your purpose skillfully forward to create a better way.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,036 Posts
    Thu, Apr 16 2020 7:23 AM

    Thursday, April 16, 2020

    Everything in stride

    Life will not unfold exactly the way you’d like it to. Of that you can be certain, no matter how much care and effort you put into arranging your affairs.

    But that doesn’t mean you must be unhappy when things fail to go your way. Indeed, your biggest disappointments can often, eventually, lead you to your most profound joys.

    Here’s a strategy you might want to consider. Take everything in stride.

    Yes, plan, prepare, do the work, give your best. Then be thankful for the result, including all the unforeseen consequences.

    Your fate won’t ever be precisely the way you envisioned it. Still, it is yours, it is something, and you’re better off living and enjoying it, than cursing it.

    Let life be the way it has come to be. And let yourself find something good, useful, joyful, and thankful to do with every precious moment.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,036 Posts
    Fri, Apr 17 2020 9:17 AM

    Friday, April 17, 2020

    Take good care

    Take good care of yourself. Take care, not merely as a concept but as a continuing endeavor, hour after hour, day after day.

    What you can do, for those around you, for all of life, proceeds directly from the person you are. The quality of the person you are is fashioned by ongoing attention, care, love, and diligence.

    To be your best for others you must first, and always, be good to you. The strength you can give is the strength you enable yourself to establish.

    Accept nothing but the highest good from yourself, for yourself. In all matters that affect your body, mind, and spirit, choose with great care, give well, and live well.

    Nourish yourself, challenge yourself, reward yourself, improve yourself, and enjoy yourself. Shield yourself from undue harm while also pushing yourself to experience, to grow, and to appreciate.

    Life looks to you to keep it good, and meaningful, rich, vibrant, and enduring. Take good care, and fulfill the great potential of your unique and beautiful life.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,036 Posts
    Sat, Apr 18 2020 9:45 AM

    Saturday, April 18, 2020

    Treasure of wisdom

    You have great wisdom, earned day after day over the years of your life. Don’t let that wisdom lie dormant, trapped in old experiences and forgotten words.

    As every new day arrives, you can put that wisdom to use. As well-established in the past as your wisdom may be, it is always relevant in the present.

    The fact is, you have an excellent sense of what to do, of what to avoid, of what to revere, of what to dismiss. Pay attention to that sense, and follow its guidance.

    If something seems too good to be true, it very likely is. Rather than hoping that your wisdom is wrong, assume that it is right.

    Your victories, your defeats, your disappointments and your joys, all empower you now to make your best choices. Life gets better when you learn from it and make good use of what you’ve learned.

    Keep yourself connected to the growing treasure of wisdom that’s always yours. And keep your life going in a successful direction.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,036 Posts
    Mon, Apr 20 2020 8:13 AM

    Monday, April 20, 2020

    Specific progress

    It is good to have faith that things will get better. Especially when you express that faith by committing to a specific, well-formulated plan for improvement.

    Yes, yes, believe in the future. Then put your intelligence, your competence, and your discipline to work in service of that belief.

    What exactly is the nature of the challenge you face, of the goal you seek to achieve? What precisely are you doing, and when, and how, to address that challenge, to reach that goal?

    Every aspect of your being supports your amazing, highly adaptable ability to get things done. That ability works best when you know clearly what those things are.

    Fundamental to any success is a detailed and accurate description of that success. In what exact way will life get better, and what will you do to make that happen?

    All progress is specific progress. Define what you must do, how you will do it, and give yourself the tools to get it done.


    — Ralph Marston