Inspirational Thoughts for Every-Day Life

06.01.2021 - By Inspirational Living: Life Lessons for Success & Happiness

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Listen to episode 580 of the Inspirational Living Podcast: Inspirational Thoughts for Every-day Life. Edited and adapted from the work of Maltbie Davenport Babcock. Inspirational Podcast Excerpt: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast. A special thank you to our newest patron Jackie Cochran. Jackie now has access to ad-free podcasts, full transcripts, and our entire archive of over 550 podcasts. You can too, by visiting
Opportunities do not come with their value stamped upon them. Every one of them must be challenged. A day dawns, quite like other days. In it a single hour comes, quite like other hours. But in that day, and in that hour, the chance of a lifetime faces us. To face every opportunity of life thoughtfully and ask its meaning bravely and earnestly, is the only way to meet the supreme opportunities when they come, whether recognized or disguised. --------------- Many a good intention dies from inattention. If, through carelessness, indolence, or selfishness, a good intention is not put into effect, we have lost an opportunity, demoralized ourselves, and stolen from the pile of possible good. To be born and not fed, is to perish. To launch a ship and neglect it, is to lose it. To have a talent and bury it, is to live a wasted life. For in the end, we shall be judged not only by what we have done, but by what we could have done.

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