Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Think on These Things

By The Happy Chance
I used to be a news junkie.  I loved watching all the news channels and keeping up on the drama going on in the world.  But I found that focusing in on all of that negative energy attracted negative feelings and depression into my life.  So I gave up watching news a few years ago.  And I haven’t looked back since.

Now I love hearing good news.  Even when negative issues appear, I try to seek out the good that may be hiding in the “bad.”  The following Bible passage comes to mind:     

…keep your minds thinking about whatever is true, whatever is respected, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever can be loved, and whatever is well thought of. If there is anything good and worth giving thanks for, think about these things—Philippians 4:8  (New Life Version)

When it comes to family life, sometimes the only news I get about different family members are negative.  But I was so happy when my mom mentioned some good news about her sister, news worth being grateful for.  My aunt, who in the past had issues working out what she wanted with her career, had been honored with being Employee of the Month at Wal-mart.  This news told me that she was finding some joy in the work that she’s doing, and she’s receiving recognition for it.  Two wonderful points to be grateful about.

What are some of the smaller accomplishments that you can be grateful about, going on in your life?  What are some of the simple joys that brighten your day.  Remember, keep your mind focused on the virtues and things worthy of being praised.  Keep your mind focused on Gratitude.  


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