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February 3

   There are many books written on improving relationships, loving better, being more successful, and so on. But no matter how much I read, whenever someone asks me to quote a section from one of those books, all I can usually recall is a few words, or insightful quotes.
   Many businesses commonly refer to the "KISS" principle in conducting their business: "Keep It Simple Stupid". While calling myself or someone else stupid may be going to an extreme, the principle recognizes that I can complicate things unnecessarily; one way is by trying to rely on my memory for every scrap of information I can recall, in attempting to solve problems.
   Simple slogans, such as "if you don't succeed, try, try again", "think first", "a stitch in time saves nine", etc., can focus my mind quickly, and help me find solutions that are simple in their elegance.
   When I recall a short proverb, or quote that once caught my attention, I often find a new calmness that helps me tackle challenges in my relationship. I gain more self confidence too, because I learn my happiness doesn't depend on how smart I am; I can remember such quotes as easily as Einstein.

Just for Today
   Today I'll try to recall or find a simple saying that goes to the heart of a challenge I'm facing, instead of trying to analyze the problem enough to make my head swim. I'll use that saying to guide me to greater serenity inside, and to better solutions.

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. - Miguel De Cervantes


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