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A New Day
Shirley Morgan

Outside my window, a new day I see,
Only I can determine the day it will be.
It can be busy and sunny, laughing and gay,
Or boring and cold, unhappy and gray.
My own state of mind is the determining key.
For I am only the person that I let myself be.
I can be thoughtful and do all I can to help,
Or be selfish and think just of myself.
I can enjoy what I do, and make it seem fun,
Or gripe and complain, make life hard on someone.
I can be patient with those who may not understand,
Or belittle and hurt them as much as I can.
But I have faith in myself, and believe what I say
And so I intend to make the best of my day.


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There is only one way really to live, and that is to start out every morning with a firm resolution to get the most out of that day, to live it to the full.  No matter what happens or does not happen, what comes or does not come, resolve that you will extract from every experience of the day something good, something that will make you wiser and show you how to make fewer mistakes tomorrow.  Say to yourself, "This day I begin a new life.  I will forget everything in the past that caused me pain, grief, or disgrace."

Orison Swett Marden

I've never met a person, I don't care what his or her condition,
in whom I could not see possibilities.  I don't care how much people
may consider themselves failures, I believe in them, for they can change
the thing that is wrong in their lives anytime they are prepared and ready
to do it.  Whenever they develop the desire, they can take away from
their lives the thing that is defeating it. The capacity for reformation
and change lies within.

Preston Bradley


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