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Awesome Quote for 08/08/08!

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Happy 08/08/08, Everyone!

With all of the excitement around this year’s Olympics, I learned an interesting fact. Chinese cultures believe that the number 8 is quite lucky, so having the Beijing Olympics kicking off today must be very cool!

Clive Swersky at Magnify Your Magnificence shared a great quote with me that I have to pass on, in honor of this auspicious date:

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.  I rejoice in life for its own sake.  Life is no “brief candle” for me.  It is a
sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

George Bernard Shaw

Have a great weekend!

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