Daily Motivator for December 12th – Give care

Give care

If all you care about is what’s in it for you, there won’t be much in it for  you. If all you care about is what other people think of you, people won’t think  very highly of you.

What you care about has a powerful impact on the way your life unfolds. So  instead of caring so much about what you think you need, put your energy into  caring for all that you have.

You have life, and great possibilities, and other people with whom to enjoy  it all. You have a universe filled with beauty and wonder, and the opportunity  to create new meaning and value.

Give loving care, attention, gratitude and support to the abundance with  which your world is filled. Take good care of the good things, and they will  grow even more beneficial.

Give care, focused thought, attention and awareness to whatever you’re doing,  and whatever you’re doing will bring meaningful, valuable results. Give your  care to making a difference, and continually put that care into action.

Lift up life by caring for it. Give true care, and the rewards are  immense.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator

Daily Motivator for November 18 – When You Care

When you care

The way to be strong is to care. The way to be informed is to care, and to do  something about what you care about.

The way to be competent, effective, persuasive, inspiring and successful is  to care about what you’re doing. Life responds in a positive way when you take a  real, authentic interest and invest yourself in it.

It isn’t what you’re doing that determines whether you’re wasting your time.  It’s how much care you put into what you’re doing that matters.

When you make the task meaningful, it will be meaningful. When you truly  care, and act on what you care about, you’re able to create value in any  situation.

Do what you care about, and care about what you do. Be a real, live, genuine,  original person, and not just an automaton.

Give care to each moment, each task, each person, and each experience. Life’s  best possibilities are fulfilled when you truly care.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator

Daily Motivator for August 22 – Give your care

Give your care

If you don’t really care about what you’re doing, why are you wasting your  precious time doing it? If you’re going to spend your time on something, then  give your care, attention, interest, curiosity and enthusiasm to it.

Life can be so much more than merely a series of transactions. Give your life  depth and richness and passion by giving your sincere care to each moment and  every activity.

If you’re using your time to do it, then it’s important. Do it well, with  care and attention, then find ways to improve and do it even better.

Achievement comes from caring. A life of true fulfillment comes from truly  caring.

Find what you can care about, and put yourself into it with all you have.  Find what you can care about, and find delight in the opportunity and experience  of deeply caring.

Get completely involved in whatever you’re doing, and feel the immense joy of  making a real difference. Care deeply, and live fully.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator

Sincerely caring

Sincerely caring

It’s very easy to say you care, and even to look like you care. It’s much more difficult to actually do it.

Sincerely caring about others isn’t just a matter of being nice and agreeable. In fact, when you truly care you often must disagree, even if it would be much easier to just be nice.

There are times when the most loving and compassionate thing you can say is no. There are times when the most respectful and considerate response is to disagree.

Challenging people to do their best is much more empowering than letting them get by with halfhearted efforts. Helping people to become self sufficient is much more generous than letting them become dependent on your generosity, though it is also much more difficult.

Sometimes the most helpful thing you can do for someone is to hold that person accountable. One of the most valuable things you can give to another person is the opportunity, difficult as it may be, to grow stronger, more capable and more dependable.

The world cries out for caring people, yet merely being nice and generous is not enough. Care enough to respect, to positively challenge, to insist on nothing less than the best, and permanently raise those you care about to a higher level of living.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for April 25

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:

27: Nourishment

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Hexagram 27

General Meaning: Nourishment refers to more than a healthy diet. It is the care-giving function. Eating properly implies care for oneself; providing healthy meals in the home is a sign of caring for the family. The writer of a great book or composer of an inspiring piece of music also provides nourishment, by caring deeply about the quality of his or her work and offering it to the world.

We can know others by observing what they choose to nourish in their lives. Do they properly feed and develop their bodies? Do they cultivate their spirits, their intellects, their moral values? Do they nourish and care for those around them? If so, to whom do they devote their energies? The most successful people are temperate in eating and drinking, thinking and dreaming. They strengthen the world by nurturing everyone’s higher nature.

Pay heed to your thoughts and impulses, ignoring those that undermine a healthy and persevering attitude. A wise person is temperate in the consumption of food and drink, because to be otherwise only leads to discomfort; the fact that temporary pleasure may precede the discomfort does not influence the person of mature character. In the same way, be discriminating in your words and actions, lest a desire for temporary advantage lead you to cause pain for yourself or others. Enrich your character and you will naturally nourish everyone around you.