So, what’s your story? Gee, I don’t know if I want to share my story. It’s not always a happy one but, come to think of it, there are many happy stories within my story. Why not concentrate on those?

Maybe I need to fix my thoughts. No, my thoughts aren’t broken, but I do tend to focus on the negative sometimes and that’s never good. Why not look for something different?

We learn in Philippians 4:8, and I’m paraphrasing here, to fix our thoughts on what is true, good, and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and to dwell on the fine and good things in others. To think about all we can praise God for and be glad about (TLB).

I love this Living Bible translation. When this instruction is applied daily, my perspective is enlarged to see God’s creation for what it is, a beautiful gift to all of us. It is His creation, and are we made in His image (Genesis 1:27) because He loves us.

 

 

The world would have us believe otherwise, and you can if you want to. But why not, just for now, shift over to the happy stories, the good we see in others, and the pure and lovely things in life like…

A newborn baby’s fingers wrapped around yours, a field of sunflowers turned toward heaven, a spider web sun-speckled with morning due, holding your grandmother’s hand…

See, your story is getting better already. Enjoy your day!

Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

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