DEMOCRACY IN ACTION thanks everyone for their assistance during 2005.  Best wishes for the holiday season and for a prosperous and productive New Year!

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From W. H. Murray in The Scottish Himalaya Expedition, 1951.

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.  A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way."

Murray then paraphrases a Goethe couplet:

'Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. 
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!'"
For 2006 let's work to make our communities, our country and our world a better place. -EMA


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