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  • Ladychipper
    20,217 Posts
    Sat, May 2 2020 8:38 AM

    Saturday, May 2, 2020

    Strong sense of responsibility

    The people who will create success in the future are those who learn from the past and present. What have you learned, and what are you learning?

    Enduring progress is never the result of forcing people to act in a certain way. The world is led forward by those who enable, inspire, and encourage everyone to live with responsibility.

    A strong sense of responsibility gives birth to innovation, resilience, courage, achievement, and generosity. Those who see themselves as responsible to life, are the ones who contribute most to life.

    Plenty of individuals want to take credit for making a difference. The people who truly make a positive difference are not those who seek to take credit, but those who take responsibility.

    A few agreed-upon rules can be very helpful for people to get along with each other. But all the rules and regulations and enforcers in the world can never take the place of responsibility.

    The difficult, overwhelming problems won’t be solved with quick, easy answers. Those problems will be transformed into opportunities by lots and lots of people who choose to act with responsibility.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,217 Posts
    Mon, May 4 2020 9:51 AM

    Monday, May 4, 2020

    Give today a purpose

    Treat today with the respect it deserves. Give it a clear purpose.

    If you’re not sure what you intend to do, you’ll waste the most precious resource you have, which is time. When you know exactly what you must do, you’re highly likely to get it done.

    Define your goals for this day, and provide all the details. Every specific detail creates a platform upon which you can take action.

    Give this day a purpose and give yourself the enthusiasm and energy to live it well. Entice yourself into sustained productive action by being clear about where that action will lead.

    You have one opportunity to live this day. Make the most of that opportunity by being clear about what you intend to do with it.

    At the conclusion of this day, vast potential rewards await you. Bring those rewards to life by seeing them, clearly and in specific detail, right now.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,217 Posts
    Tue, May 5 2020 8:48 AM

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020

    Positive influence

    There are plenty of negative influences in your life. You don’t have to be one of them.

    You’re always making choices. Every one of those choices is an opportunity to send your life, your actions, your outcomes, your world, in a more positive direction.

    Many factors are beyond your control. And yet, you have significant control over your thoughts, your attitude, your words, actions, and priorities.

    Exercise that control in an intentional, beneficial way. Choose to serve as a counterbalance to the negativity you come across.

    Be a positive influence in your own life, and in the lives of those around you. Yes, the pull of negativity can be strong and compelling, yet you can be stronger.

    Decide to focus your strength in the direction of all you love and care about. Let your light shine through the darkness, and lift your world to a more positive place.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,217 Posts
    Wed, May 6 2020 10:46 AM

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    Time for gratitude

    Give yourself time for gratitude. Think of what you can be thankful for, and linger on those thoughts.

    Gratitude leads you to think more clearly, to sleep more peacefully, to act with positive intention and resourcefulness. Give your life the benefit of its good and gentle power.

    Those times when gratitude doesn’t seem warranted, are precisely the times when it will be most beneficial. Look for the gift in the situation, and persist until you uncover it.

    Envision your time for gratitude as a pleasant place of refuge and renewal. Go there often, and stay for a while.

    You’ll empower yourself with a new measure of positive, purposeful energy. You’ll open your awareness to valuable possibilities you never considered before.

    Spend time in a sustained experience of gratitude, and learn to treasure the feeling it brings you. That feeling is real, and will spread its goodness to every part of your life.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,217 Posts
    Thu, May 7 2020 9:05 AM

    Thursday, May 7, 2020

    Go all in

    This is not the time for half measures. This is your opportunity to take bold action, to make a difference.

    You have an extensive list of diverse priorities and options. Make the choice, make the commitment to what truly matters, and go all in.

    No matter what you do, or what you neglect, the irreplaceable time in this day will soon be over. Before that happens, you have the chance to make good and meaningful use of it.

    Sure, conditions are not perfect. Yet you are perfectly capable of going forward with whatever conditions may exist.

    Think of all those you love, of all the aspects of life that mean the most to you. Now is when you can put your love, your caring, your wonder, your values, into action.

    Right now, step decisively toward a more positive future. Go all in, and live this day in the most generous, productive, and fulfilling way you can imagine.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,217 Posts
    Fri, May 8 2020 8:23 AM

    Friday, May 8, 2020

    Adapt and thrive

    You can change, you can adapt, you can learn, you can adjust. And because of all that, you can thrive in a wide range of situations.

    You don’t have to cower in despair and helplessness when the world around you changes. You have the amazing ability to rise up and meet those changes with ingenious changes of your own.

    You are never stuck where you are, never confined to doing what you’ve always done. You can choose to improve numerous aspects of your life, and then you can follow through on that choice.

    Your prospects for next year are not limited by the circumstances of this year. You can change, and by so doing can transcend your circumstances or, better yet, transform them.

    Many things are instinctive to you, but a whole lot of things go far beyond mere instinct. You can look out at the world, recognize possibilities, and configure your knowledge, skills, and actions to exploit those possibilities.

    The future arrives quickly, yet you’re able, even more quickly, to improve your relationship to the future. Learn, adjust, adapt, and make the future brighter by the way you choose to meet it.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,217 Posts
    Sat, May 9 2020 8:11 AM

    Saturday, May 9, 2020

    Life goes on

    Opportunities arise, innovation pushes forward, and life goes on. New dreams are born, and established dreams continue speeding toward fulfillment.

    Some days are brighter, others bring darkness, despair grows thick and then hope arises. Through the joys and the challenges, the setbacks and victories, life goes on.

    When despite your best efforts no progress comes forth, life goes on. After a windfall gain has you feeling on top of the world, life goes on.

    The road turns and twists, climbs and falls, expands to a wide boulevard and then narrows to a faint path. And always ahead, more road, more challenge, more treasure, work to be done, moments to be cherished.

    Try not to protest and wail too much about what’s already behind you. For up ahead, that’s where you get to make a difference.

    Whatever is, however it happened, life goes on. Go with it, and give it your best love and care.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,217 Posts
    Mon, May 11 2020 8:09 AM

    Monday, May 11, 2020

    Go to purpose

    Where there is purpose, there is progress. When you have a good enough reason, you find a workable way.

    Conditions change, disappointments arise, and troubles swarm abruptly into the best-laid plans. Yet when those plans have solid purpose, the troubles will soon be left behind.

    Purpose gives rise to commitment, persistence, innovation, resourcefulness, and courage. Those are powerful qualities to have on your side.

    Ask yourself why, and don’t stop asking until the answer leaves you trembling in awe. Connect with purpose, and tap into a constantly replenished source of energy.

    Under all the distractions, diversions, preferences, joys, and worries, lives purpose. It is you, it is strong, it is there to be lived every day.

    When you’re not sure where to go, or how to go, go to purpose. And let its unyielding power push your world forward.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,217 Posts
    Tue, May 12 2020 8:27 AM

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    Go forward

    You cannot be certain of what you’ll encounter, yet you can be sure of this. You must either find a way to make it work, or navigate your way beyond it.

    Every new day comes with its share of unknowns. You’ve successfully made your way through many of those days, and you’ll get through many more.

    Let go of your need to categorize each effort as easy or hard. Instead, put your energy into doing what must be done to achieve the best outcome.

    You’ll find your best possibilities when you step away from your most comfortable certainties. Proceed with care and confidence into the unknown future, and discover new strength, expand your skills, enrich your experience.

    No one knows all the details of what tomorrow will include. And that gives you the opportunity to influence those details in positive and meaningful ways.

    Gather your well-known values, dreams, priorities, preferences, and go forward. Though you don’t know what the future holds, you do know how to make the best of it.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,217 Posts
    Wed, May 13 2020 5:59 AM

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    Opportunities for kindness

    Here’s a quick, reliable, accessible way to genuinely feel good. Offer kindness to someone.

    Here’s a surefire way to know you matter, to know without a doubt that you’re making a difference. Give kindness to another person.

    Although your kindness may not even be noticed by anyone else, it has great value. Because you notice, and you observe the goodness within you being put into action.

    Kindness heals, forgives, forgets past wrongs, and enables future progress. Kindness lives, in the hearts of those who receive it, the urge to pass it along, to expand it and improve upon it.

    Kindness is authentic, not complicated, within the reach of anyone. Those who practice kindness grow stronger, more confident, more creative, connected, and fulfilled.

    Today you’ll encounter numerous opportunities for kindness. To the extent you seize upon them, everybody wins.


    — Ralph Marston