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Hello dear friend. How are ya today?
I’m still waiting for my surgery to happen, but in the meantime I’ve been reading a lot about the mind.
Joyce Meyer is one of my favorite Christian based authors when it comes to teaching biblically about our thoughts. I’ve always had a tough time “looking on the bright side.”
Now, I think that negativity comes easy to a lot of us, and it always seems especially difficult for myself. I wallow a lot. A LOT!
I can get stuck in a ball of thoughts for hours/days and then I’m in this pit of garbage depression with no light at the end of the tunnel wondering how I got here.
Thoughts, man. The way we think is powerful. I’m not going to pretend this is an original thought…spoiler alert – it’s not. And I’ve also read all these books before, but this time around I feel like I’m seeing them with fresh eyes, and a fresh perspective.
My challenge to you is this – take note of all your thoughts in a day…maybe even an hour if that’s all you can spare. Every single, seemingly random thought that pops into your head…write it down. Then at the end of the allotted time frame make a positive and negative list.
How’d you do? Let me know in the comments.
With all the pain I’ve been in and worrying I’ve been doing, my list is mostly negative. And that’s why I’ve been worrying and also why my pain seems to be worse. Because I’ve been escalating it in my brain and it’s manifesting itself in real life. Whoa…
New plan : think positive. As many positive thoughts as I can fit into my brain, that’s how many I want to think.
Ready, set, GO!