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Find your way

Don’t complain that something is blocking your path. Find a Way over it, under it, around it or through.

Just because the work is difficult doesn’t mean it’s Impossible. Find a way, and you’ll absolutely make it Happen.

You can’t expect to be told exactly what steps will get you Where you want to go. Find joy and sweet fulfillment in the Fact that it’s up to you to find your own way.

Don’t waste your time crafting elaborate excuses or seeking The pity of others. Invest your precious time in finding a Way forward.

You might think it would be nice if someone else were to Cater to your every need and whim. Yet what your spirit Truly desires is to find its own way, and deep inside you Know that.

You were born to find your own unique way through life’s Richness of possibilities. Your treasures await, so get Going right now.

Ralph Marston

FINDING THE GOOD NEWS

A few years ago I read of a Ukraine businessman who bought a pager for
Each member of his staff as a New Year’s gift. As he was returning
From the pager shop, all 50 beepers on the back seat of his automobile
Simultaneously burst out screeching.  He was so alarmed that he drove
His car into a lamp post, just 100 meters from his office.

After he assessed the damage to the car, the businessman turned his
Attention to the message on the 50 pagers. It read: "Congratulations
On a successful purchase!" (Reuters, Jan. 14, 1999)

That got his attention. Unfortunately, it’s the bad news – newspaper
Headlines and world events – that generally clamor the loudest to get
Noticed.

And there is enough bad news all around. I came across an article that
Reported a study of a large group of people who were instructed to
Evaluate all the information they received for a year and a half. They
Were asked to record whether what they were seeing and hearing all day
Long was positive or negative. These researchers determined that
Ninety percent of the input the group received was negative – bad
News.

That may not come as a surprise to everyone. Over a half-century ago,
Franklin Roosevelt told about an old man who was losing his hearing
And went to the doctor for help. He was advised to quit drinking
Alcohol. When his family asked him what he was going to do, he
Replied, "Well, I’ve given it a lot of thought and I’ve decided I like
What I’ve been drinkin’ so much better than what I’ve been hearin’,
I’m
Just gonna keep on getting’ deaf."

But there is still GOOD news aplenty. We can still hear encouraging
Words from friends. Any day we can witness numerous acts of generosity
And kindness. And we can still spot signs all around us of love and
Hope. Sometimes we may have to look a little more closely, but the
Good news is there.

Are you finding it? It’s worth the effort.

Steve Goodier

બેકસીટ ડ્રાઇવિંગ

જે ગાડીનું સંપુર્ણ કંટ્રોલ બેકસીટ પર બેસેલી સ્ત્રીના હાથમાં હોય,

તેના ડ્રાઇવરની સમસ્યાઓ ઘણી વધી જાય છે…

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મનમોહન સાહેબના દુઃખને સમર્પિત..

manmohan

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