Celebrate what’s right with the world

Ways to be thankful
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What you reject and despise, wears you down. What you accept and embrace, and can actually be thankful for, serves to empower you.

You don’t have to completely agree with someone in order to be thankful for that person in your life. Though your current situation is far from perfect, there are many things about it to be thankful for.

Instead of rushing to assign blame or hand out judgments, look for ways to be thankful. Enable yourself to see the positive aspects, the opportunities for value.

Rather than plummeting into frustration, despair, or anger, look for ways to be thankful. Give yourself the advantage of a conscious connection to life’s abundance.

Look for ways to be thankful, and you’ll find ways to pull yourself and your whole world forward. Look for ways to be thankful, and you’ll discover value, beauty, truth, and possibilities that otherwise would be hidden.

Look for ways to be thankful, and you’re doing a whole lot more than just being nice. You’re making the whole of your life, and everyone else’s, a much richer and more rewarding experience.

— Ralph Marston

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Be Well

Be well
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In all your getting and giving, doing, going, learning, creating, remember this essential objective. Be well.

Your well being is far more important then beating all the other drivers to the next intersection. Take care not to sacrifice any of that well being just to gain a temporary, meaningless win.

You may have good cause to carry a grudge against someone who has wronged you. Yet you have an even better reason to forgive, to let it go, and to be well.

Don’t let your good intentions trample the actual goodness you enable yourself to experience. In every moment, be well.

Give the best of yourself while also taking great care of yourself. Make real progress while also allowing yourself to experience real joy.

Be kind, be generous, be truthful, loving, purposeful, active, effective. And in all you do, be well.

— Ralph Marston

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You Can Do it

You can do this
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You can make this happen. You just have to commit yourself fully to it.

Before you start, make sure the goal is authentically yours. Being meaningful enough to you is what makes it reachable by you.

The path to your goal is filled with challenges. Yet you’ve worked through countless challenges before, and you can do it now.

Decide today that you’ll get it done, whatever it takes. Persist in your actions for as long as you must.

If you’re not making any progress, be eager to adjust your approach, to improve your strategy, until you find what works. Then take what works and go with it, with everything you have.

Good, solid, focused work is what will transform possibility into achievement. You can do this, so get going now and make it happen.

— Ralph Marston

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TCT Thoughts Create Things

Choose the best thoughts
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Build on the thoughts that serve you. Let go of the thoughts that don’t.

Every action begins with a thought. So choose the thoughts that lead to the most desirable, useful, productive, successful actions.

When a negative, limiting thought such as doubt or dismay appears, you can choose to make it disappear, to replace it with something else. If the negative thought should come back, you can kick it out again.

Changing the thoughts in your mind requires no physical effort, no long waiting period, no specialized skill. All that’s necessary is your intention to do so.

Think of a dark blue convertible driving along a winding, mountainous coastal highway just after sunset. If reading those words can change your thoughts, so can your own intention.

Your thoughts are continuously amplified by your actions into your experience of life. Choose the very best.

— Ralph Marston

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