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”Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.”  Benjamin Franklin


Beginning today I will look in the mirror and I will see a person worthy
of my respect and admiration.
This capable person looking back at me is someone I enjoy spending time
with and someone I would like to get to know better.

Beginning today I will cherish each moment of my life.
I value this gift bestowed upon me in this world and I will unselfishly
share this gift with others.
I will use this gift to enhance the lives of others.

Beginning today I will take a moment to step off the beaten path and to
revel in the mysteries I encounter.
I will face challenges with courage and determination.
I will overcome what barriers there may be which hinder my quest for
growth and self-improvement.

Beginning today I will take life one day at a time, one step at a time.
Discouragement will not be allowed to taint my positive self-image,
my desire to succeed or my capacity to love.

Beginning today I walk with renewed faith in human kindness.
Regardless of what has gone before, I believe there is hope
for a brighter and better future.

Beginning today I will open my mind and my heart.
I will welcome new experiences. I will meet new people.
I will not expect perfection from myself nor anyone else: perfection does not exist in an imperfect world.
But I will applaud the attempt to overcome human foibles.

Beginning today I am responsible for my own happiness and I will do
things that make me happy . . .
admire the beautiful wonders of nature, listen to my favorite music,
pet a kitten or a puppy, soak in a bubble bath . . .
pleasure can be found in the most simple of gestures.

Beginning today I will learn something new; I will try something
different; I will savor all the various flavors life has to offer.
I will change what I can and the rest I will let go.
I will strive to become the best me I can possibly be.

By: Author Unknown

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Very few places on earth is it possible to walk or drive without seeing the influence of humans. Not cities or buildings but rubbish and litter and other ‘remains’. Think about your trip to work from your home to the station or from your works gate to the front door. Better example still: the bathrooms! Male bathrooms are normally dodgy at the best of times. I do not know first hand of the situation in any female bathrooms.

What am I getting at?

What I am trying to say is this: Leave only your footprints wherever you go. Leave behind nothing but your footprints. Go one step further; leave it in a better state than when you arrived. Take a camp site for example. You arrive at your site and it is clean and neat. After a good holiday, including many sweets and good meals, you pack up and find that there are packets and items of rubbish on your campsite. This is a pretty normal sequence of events. You pack and go home without clearing up! NO – you clean it up.

Whilst clearing the site you see items that have blown over onto you site from a neighbor. Would you pick it up or leave it? This is what I am suggesting we do – leave it better than when we arrived. It takes no extra time at all. How would you feel if you arrived at a place and found that the previous people had left rubbish there? If you leave that ‘extra’ rubbish there – you are placing that feeling onto the next people.

You might be saying ‘it’s not my problem’. I have heard this line “I am littering in order to create employment for others”. WTF! DISGUSTING! It is your problem and it is your fault when you do that. I am not asking you to go out of your way to clean the entire coastline of Spain. Just your own little part of the planet.

When you leave somewhere – do you leave a trail for others to see? Or do you leave it in a better state than when you arrived?

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