Tuesday, October 27, 2015

how to be an optimist

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

I am not one of those people that says if you are always positive that things will turn out right, but I do believe if you choose your thoughts and seek to be positive that you will have a better attitude and accomplish more.

One of the things I found in my mom’s Bibles after she passed away was a list.  It is a list that I shared with our church yesterday morning.  These things are a choice or choices in the way you live and interact with others. 

Read through these 10 things, and seek to be an encourager.  Have great things to share with others.  Make a difference with your words and your life.


I.  Be so strong nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
II.  To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
III.  To make all your friends feel that they have something in them.
IV.  To look on the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
V.  To think only the best, work only for the best, expect only the best.
VI.  To be just an enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
VII.  To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. 
IX.  To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
X.  To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

I am not sure where that came from.  But I do know that applying those will make a difference in your life!

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