This is a day of good news, and we aren’t sharing it with anyone! II Kings 7: 9
Happy New Year! I want to begin my writings this year with good news, and I am determined to share it with everyone. You might be thinking, “What is the Good News?” Well, here it is!!! You can have a fabulous new year. You can be joyful every single day! You can have peace in your heart. You can love your neighbor—yes, even the cranky one who complains, steals your newspaper, and allows his dog to poop on your lawn. Really! You can be singing the song Everything’s coming up roses for you and for me, and mean it. You can perceive your life in an entirely different light if and only if you set your mind and keep it set. Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” What you think in your mind/heart controls your moods, actions, and even your destiny. May I ask, “What is your mind telling you right now?” Is it saying, “That’s nonsense. Nothing good ever happens to me. That Linda! She is always touting that scripture stuff and it hasn’t made a difference in my life.”
What is your mind saying this very moment? Step one to a quality life: Observe your thoughts. Your thoughts control emotions. Your emotions control your actions. Your actions determine your outcomes. Please, please, this week make a list of the thoughts you observe. Put them in columns. How many of your thoughts are negative? This year, let’s finally learn how to observe our thoughts, analyze them, banish the negative and embrace the positive. I want each day to be a day of good news, and I am passionate about sharing that news. Join me in this most important endeavor, I implore you. Let’s live joyfully!
Sharing my journey with you, Linda