Off topic: Looking back on today...
Thread poster: Nathalie M. Girard, ALHC

Nathalie M. Girard, ALHC  Identity Verified
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Nov 29, 2002

Good Friday everyone...

On this Thanksgiving weekend, I wanted to share the thoughts hereunder.

God bless you all,


Looking back on today

Will you one day look back on today and wonder why you were so afraid to take action? Will you look back one day and not be able to understand why you let so many of life\'s trivial, minor inconveniences get you down and hold you back in such a major way?

Or will you look back on this day and be forever thankful for the way you spent it and the value you created by making full use of the time available? Will you look back fondly and see this day as a positive turning point that launched you toward fulfillment of your most treasured dreams.

Today can eventually become a source of regret or it can become a source of continuing value. The way it goes depends entirely on how you live the moments and hours that are yours right now in this day.

Time is the raw material for success and achievement, and time is what you have this very day. The time you need to achieve the life of your dreams is coming to you even now.

No matter what has come before or in what circumstances you find yourself, there is one thing you can always do. You can make the very most of whatever you have, of wherever you find yourself, of the time that is available for you to use. Do that today, tomorrow, the next day and the next, and you\'ll have very little to regret and much for which to be grateful.

-- Ralph Marston

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Marianne Ljung  Identity Verified
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A very beautiful text! Nov 30, 2002

Thank you so much for sharing this text with us!

It really gave me something to think about...


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Jacek Krankowski  Identity Verified
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Dear Nathalie, Dec 3, 2002

I will take this as a Canadian, hence indirect, answer to my (Literature and poetry) question whether it is true that \"Americans have always had trouble saying thank you\" (NYT).

Thank you!


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