As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
Proverbs 23: 7
When we indulge in a marvelous hot fudge sundae, we often say, I'm going to gain ten pounds! and maybe we do. The body is always listening. Think about all the negative and often erroneous information we feed our bodies on a daily basis.
Quite a few years ago now, I realized just how much my thoughts affected my attitude. Our every action and feeling is preceded by a thought. When we let our minds race from one thought to another, it's bad enough, but even worse when thoughts my center around myself and my needs.
It is important to establish good thinking guidelines and follow them. Placing thoughts of peace and happiness in our minds will help to make our lives more peaceful and happy. If we do not set our thoughts properly, we travel through life by way of the places where will will wish we had not gone. We can choose joy, peace, positive attitudes and stability. We can overcome the negative situations that are a part of life, but we must choose to do so.
I had thought that if they, the other people in my life, changed, I would be happy. I’ve also learned that when we’re miserable, we usually end up making others around us miserable, too.
Take time to reflect on things that can improve your feelings...learning, completing tasks, pleasant and relaxing experiences, and kind words. Think about your happiness, goals, life and its pleasure, your principles and your conduct. Think about enjoying the moment.
If you want to make yourself feel better right now, think about a time when you felt your best, when you felt your healthiest. I could have been last week, last year, or twenty years ago.
I would venture to say that it is practically impossible to be happy while maintaining negative, critical, depressing thoughts. How we approach our day has much to do with how our day turns out. What we give to the day helps to determine what the day gives back to us. If we look at all that we have in life with appreciate, if we cherish every relationship, every possession, and every new moment we will create days that will live in our memories as wonderful days, one after another.
I've always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.
James A. Baldwin
I hope your Tuesday is filled with only good and great thoughts!
Have a Terrific Tuesday everyone!