Something beautiful

Something beautiful
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Do something beautiful today. Create a little bit of beauty just for its own sake.

Give your life an added measure of richness. Remind yourself how good it can be to be you, to be alive, to be aware, to be curious and thankful.

Imagine what you could do to add new beauty to a place, an idea, a person, an experience. Then bring that particular beauty to life, and let it bring out the best in you.

Beauty has no need for a reason. Yet as you undertake to create beauty, the reason emerges.

Beauty resonates with your purpose. Beauty connects you to others on a deep and enduring level.

Beauty leaves you with no doubt that you are real, that life has great value, that each experience is precious and unique. Give a little of yourself to beauty, and get much in return for your world.

— Ralph Marston

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Directing your attention

Directing your attention
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Consider all the paid advertisements and elaborate marketing schemes that populate your awareness. People are willing to pay real money to get your attention.

Are you valuing your attention at least as much as those who compete to claim it from you? Or do you waste much of that attention or, even worse, deploy it in destructive directions?

The quality of what you pay attention to has a major influence on the quality of your life. Might you be able to improve that quality?

You can decide to stop giving your attention away to matters that don’t deserve it. You can choose to focus attention on what’s valuable, meaningful, and beneficial.

Yes, it takes some effort to avoid all the junk that’s vying to grab your attention. Yet that effort can have an enormous positive impact on your effectiveness, your peace of mind, and the quality of your choices.

What you pay attention to contributes significantly to who you are. Know who you want to be, and pay attention accordingly.

— Ralph Marston

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What you do now

What you do now
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It doesn’t matter when or where or how you strayed from the path. What matters is what you do now.

The mistakes and disappointments were yesterday. The possibilities are today, along with the opportunity to choose and to live the best of them.

What you do now can transform your past weakness into ongoing strength. What you do now can redeem your life, your hope, your dreams, your future.

Where value has been tarnished or ignored, or never existed in the first place, your efforts are able to bring it to life. It all depends on what you do now.

Now you are smarter, more experienced, with a deeper understanding of what’s truly important to your life and your world. Now is when you make good use of that.

What you do now connects whatever you’ve been to whatever you choose to be. Take this opportunity and create the very best with what you do now.

— Ralph Marston

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Come to Life

Come to life
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Come to life today. Live your life right now.

The tide will rise, the tide will fall. Fortune smiles on you a while, then turns away for a time.

Through it all, live your life. Set your intentions and follow through on them.

Life and love, richness, wonder and beauty are all meant specifically for you. Step beyond the fear, rise above the doubt as you journey through the magical experience of being you.

Feel the energy that is your life and let it flow throughout your world. Now is when you get to be the best you’ve ever been.

You’ve waited and wondered and worried long enough. Come all the way to life today and find delight in what you can know and do and see and be.

— Ralph Marston

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