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  • Ladychipper
    20,056 Posts
    Mon, Feb 18 2019 8:01 AM

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    Think positively forward

    Over the course of a normal day, thousands of thoughts track through your awareness. With every thought is opportunity.

    Each thought changes you in some way. Each thought influences your actions, your perceptions, your subsequent thoughts.

    Your thoughts lead your life in a specific direction. Change your thoughts, and notice how quickly you’ve changed the way you feel.

    All day long, everywhere you go, you bring the power of thought with you. In every situation, with every encounter, you can apply that power with great benefit.

    Choose thoughts that energize you, that position you to be highly effective, creative, generous, prosperous, peaceful. Set your intentions high, and fill your awareness with good thoughts that support those intentions.

    What you are thinking, moment to moment, plays a large part in making your life what it is. Your opportunity is here, now, and always, to think your way positively forward.


    — Ralph Marston

  • AlaskanDame
    13,666 Posts
    Mon, Feb 18 2019 8:21 AM


    Monday, February 18, 2019

    Choose thoughts that energize you, that position you to be highly effective, creative, generous, prosperous, peaceful.

    I really like his inclusion of "generous" and "peaceful."  These are too often missing in "success" how-to writings, imho.


  • AlaskanDame
    13,666 Posts
    Mon, Feb 18 2019 8:30 AM


    Hope you enjoy this lesson.  Turn up the little speaker once you click on the arrow.

    Make Joy Happen!   YES !

  • Ladychipper
    20,056 Posts
    Tue, Feb 19 2019 11:45 AM

    Thank you AKD and I agree with you 100%. :-)


  • Ladychipper
    20,056 Posts
    Tue, Feb 19 2019 11:46 AM

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    Happy Tuesday everyone!  This one is powerful because sometimes our emotions can be all over the place.

    Negative emotions

    Step back from your frustration and ask yourself this. What good, useful thing can you do right now?

    Set aside your annoyance and think about this. What can you be thankful for?

    Let go of your anger and let yourself focus on this. What would make the situation better for everyone involved?

    It’s easy to become overwhelmed with negative emotions. Yet it’s always possible to work yourself back to a more peaceful, positive state.

    Make the commitment to let your best intentions guide you away from your worst reactions. Forgive yourself, forgive others, accept the moment, and move forward.

    You’re living in a world that’s filled with abundance, on a day that offers countless possibilities. Make the choice to be a positive presence, a positive force, and bring the best possibilities to life.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,056 Posts
    Wed, Feb 20 2019 11:36 AM

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    Active role

    Your life has great value. To know that value, to experience it, you must put it to use.

    You have brilliant thoughts, powerful abilities, useful skills. Put them into action, and live up to the immense potential that is within you.

    You’re able to recognize opportunities for making a difference. Seize those opportunities, act on them, faithful to your highest values and best intentions.

    Life is made better in the active and authentic living of it. There is much good you can do, and it’s always in your best interest to do it.

    Say yes to the opportunities that arrive with each new moment. Take an active role, always thankful for being able to do so.

    Give your unconditional best to life, every chance you have. The more you give, the better life gets.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,056 Posts
    Thu, Feb 21 2019 8:24 AM

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    Put your wish into action

    To make anything happen, you must do more than just wish for it. And that is a very good thing.

    If your wishes instantly became reality, life would be sadly empty and disorderly. Nothing would have any substance or lasting value, for anything could be quickly wished away.

    As it is, the goals you actually attain are the ones that really matter. That’s because they’re the ones important enough for you to invest yourself in.

    For a wish to come true, you must go beyond the wish, giving the substance of your time, effort, imagination, and commitment. In so doing, you imbue the fulfillment of that wish with real meaning and value that cannot be attained in any other way.

    You don’t have to stop with mere wishing, for you can do, you can build, you can work, you can grow. You can create for yourself the joyous and satisfying experience of making good things happen.

    Put your wish into action, and do what’s necessary to bring it to life. That’s how you get what you’re truly wishing for.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,056 Posts
    Fri, Feb 22 2019 11:44 AM

    Friday, February 22, 2019

    Procrastination happens

    Even when a choice is a passive choice, requiring no effort, it’s still very much a choice. When you choose to procrastinate, that’s a choice, and not a beneficial one.

    Putting off any task is an intentional choice to be less effective, to be burdened with that task longer than you have to be. Is that really the choice you want to make?

    You’re choosing to rush around at the last minute getting the work done. You’re choosing to make excuses, to create regret, perhaps to compromise your reputation.

    It seems easy to procrastinate. After all, procrastination happens by simply doing nothing.

    Yet the consequences are not so easy. By a long shot, the easiest choice is to go ahead and get the work done.

    Choose not to put off the effort, to start on it long before it must be finished. And make the active choice that is best for the quality of your life.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,056 Posts
    Sat, Feb 23 2019 11:16 AM

    Saturday, February 23, 2019


    The cool of autumn is a welcome respite from summer’s heat. The warmth of spring is a promise that winter has gone away.

    Spring would not be so glorious without the winter that precedes it. Autumn would not be so welcome if the heat of summer had not grown so wearisome.

    A new season is always on the way, and with it, changes, opportunities, risks, promises, mystery. In every season you’ll find new joys to live, work to be done, progress to be made, greetings as well as goodbyes.

    Life changes, for that is its very nature. Nothing you can do will stop the changes that come with each season, and you wouldn’t want to anyway.

    In those changes, as inconvenient, difficult, and painful as they can often be, is the glorious substance of living. In every change is your chance to make a change for the better.

    Let the relentless progression of the seasons inspire your own unrelenting progress, your own rewarding changes. Live with more purpose, love, kindness and generosity, filled with a joy that no passing season can take away.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,056 Posts
    Mon, Feb 25 2019 9:03 AM

    Monday, February 25, 2019

    Where to go

    It is only through the challenge of moving forward that you can fully understand exactly where you want to go. To figure out where you’re going, you must get going.

    You say you don’t know what to do with your life? That’s never a good reason to do nothing.

    On the contrary, the way to know for sure what you want to do, is by doing it. The way to be fully committed to a course of action is to get yourself into action.

    Crafting dreams, making plans, setting goals, are all a good start, but only a start. Dreams and goals gain their value when they are rigorously challenged by the reality of life.

    Stop waiting for the perfect plan, the ultimate vision, the ideal purpose. Begin to zestfully make a positive difference where you now are, and with each little step you’ll work your way to a more defined and compelling purpose.

    In order to have direction, you must have motion. Get yourself in motion, and let the challenge of the effort help to make your purpose clear.


    — Ralph Marston