August 22


Today's Quotation:

Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere.  Self-pity gets you nowhere.  One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world— making the most of one’s best.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Today's Meditation:

We all have handicaps, even if we're not confined to wheelchairs or if we don't have highly visible ones.  Some of us have great fear in social situations (that would be me!), or we're unable to do things that other people consider normal or simple.  There are people with dyslexia who have a hard time reading, and there are people who cannot do simple math equations without some sort of help.

No matter what your handicaps, though, it's important that you focus on your potential, on all the possibilities that are here in your life.  You can do virtually anything you want to do in life, as long as you're willing to dedicate yourself to whatever it is.  Too many people focus on their limitations, and in doing so they sabotage their potential, never allowing themselves to reach it because they never worked at developing their gifts.

You may be weak in some things, but you're definitely strong in others-- we all have our strengths and weaknesses.  If we spend so much time worrying about the weaknesses that we never can focus on our strengths, though, we're basically ensuring that we never make the best of our best.  By focusing on our strengths, we can learn to compensate for the weaknesses.  By focusing on the weaknesses, we never can learn to develop our strengths.

You have great possibilities in this life, and it's up to you to find out what they are and to start developing your strengths so that you can make the absolute most out of your best.  You owe it to the world to give to it the best you have, and you owe it to yourself to make the most of the wonderful gifts that were given to you!

Questions to ponder:

1.  What are some of your greatest strengths?

2.  How can you use those strengths to contribute to the lives of others?

3.  Why do so many people tend to focus so much on their weaknesses?

For further thought:

Nothing is too great or too good to be true.  Do not believe that we can imagine things better than they are.  In the long run, in the ultimate outlook, in the eye of the Creator, the possibilities of existence, the possibilities open to us, are beyond our imagination.  

Joseph Wood Krutch

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