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The world is so full of negative thoughts and attitudes. When you look around and see so many awful things, happening, when you want to just scream, "It's not fair..." and life isn't fair... when you feel like no one is on your side, and no one understands how you really feel...
When all of this is going on, it is hard to keep a positive attitude isn't it?? I know I work pretty hard to always look on the bright side of life. No matter how low you feel, there is always someone who is in a worse situation than you are.
I really feel that negative attitudes are almost like a disease, and unfortunately one that is contagious and spreads like wild-fire. Some days I read here and see people with REAL tragedies and feel so terrible for them. Then I see postings that are so negative and it makes me very sad there too.
I would encourage all of you to try to look on the bright side and to try to temper your remarks and comments with a consideration of all it will make the other person FEEL. Maybe if your remark is negative in tone, it really doesn't need to be made at all???
-- Melissa in SE Ohio (email@example.com), March 26, 2002
Hey Sis! You're absolutely right!! Eventho I'd been a Christian for years and years it seemed that nothing was goin like it should. Finally I listen to Him afte askin why things were the way they were. It immediately came into my mind about the negative in my life. I was lookin on the worldly realm when I should've been lookin on the heavenly realm. WE are IN this world but not OF this world. We are not to think like we did before being saved. When one is saved they are a new creature---old things have passed away and behold all things become new. Negative is not new.
I finally chose to look on the p ositive side of things. It's amazing how those bad things disappear when we don't go lookin or expecting for'm to appear. Life is too long to live it in depression, despair and always on the lookout for something bad to happen.
I think the old say'n is really true and most fitting in this situation: "Don't trouble trouble till trouble troubles you". Most of the time that "trouble" never appears. When it does --deal with it then! old hoot. Matt.24:44
-- old hoot gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 26, 2002.
"Be careful with what you think, for your life is directed by your thoughts."
It is a great struggle, perhaps the greatest, occuring over the mind. Who, or what, will control my thoughts? I heard of one man who, so decided to not listen to any negative thought, would actually run away when he heard someone launch into unhealthy speech. There are pockets of goodness and saneness around, and to those I'm determined to gravitate.
The quote above is my translation from the Portuguese version of Proverbs 4.23.
-- Randal at home in Brazil (email@example.com), March 27, 2002.
I always have tought my kids that although they can't control what life throws at them they can control what effect it has on them. They can let bad times make them bitter and hateful or they cantake the bad time, learn its lessons, shake it off and go on with a positive attitude. God is not going to give you any more than you can handle. I don't like to be around negative people at all. They only complain and do nothing to make the situation better.
-- Joanie (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 27, 2002.
I agree Melissa - these verses come to mind:
Psalm 19:14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord , my Rock and my Redeemer.
Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
-- heather (email@example.com), March 27, 2002.
This is posted on my bulletin board.
"The mind grows by what it feeds upon" -- Shakespeare
"Good morning. This is God. I will be handling all your problems today. I will not need your help, so have a great day!"
-- Christine in OK (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 27, 2002.
Also, a quote from a person I know who has studied Hawaiian Huna philosophy--something like "Energy flows where attention goes..."
-- Cat (email@example.com), March 27, 2002.
Great quotes! I love yours christine and am going to copy it into my "book" of quotes!
-- Melissa in SE Ohio (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 27, 2002.