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“I will set a good example for someone else today. I will be living proof of the maxim, ‘Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.’”
— Anon

A friend told me a story — sort of a modern parable he had heard or read recently — that I would like to briefly share with you.

The story is told of a boat leaving port on a journey of exploration and discovery. A woman was late getting to port for one reason or another, thus missing the boat. She wanted to be on it so badly though, that she jumped into the water and began to swim as fast as she could to catch up.

The passengers cheered her on, but she was moving too slowly; what is worse, she was struggling to stay afloat as she held a stone in each hand — making her efforts most futile...


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