Aug 19, 2011

Optimism

Yeah, it's hard to stay positive in the face of adversity, but without hope, why would you even get out of bed in the morning?

No reason to. If it doesn't get any better than this, what's the point?

I'm looking forward to better. I know better days are coming. They always do.

Life is full of hills and valleys. Just when you think you're as low as you can go, it gets lower. Then higher. And when you think it won't get higher, it does. And then low again.

Stop basing your happiness on your circumstances, on the degree of highness & lowness in your life. Start making up your mind before you ever get out of bed that it's going to be a great day. Then see what happens.

To what will you look forward tomorrow morning?

Aug 12, 2011

The Power of Life and Death


The power of life and death is in the tongue. (Prov 18:21)

If a child says, "When I grow up, I'm going to live in the ocean and grow long rabbit ears to propel myself around" do you respond "Wow! That sounds exciting! Tell me more!" or "Don't be silly. You can't breathe under water. ..."

If a child says, "I want to be a teacher when I grow up" do you say "Really? What subject would you most like to teach?" or "They're a dime a dozen. You'll always be broke."

Which response gives LIFE to the dream?

Which response KILLS it?

Whose dream will you encourage today?