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Monday, April 21 2014

Encouraging Word from Pastor Thomas

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.

Good morning, friends!  I hope you had a wonderful Easter experience yesterday and see a bright, beautiful week ahead of you.  Even on Monday!

There is no doubt, and no sense denying, that all of us are emotionally affected by our circumstance.  Emotions experience pain much like the physical body does.  When we are hurt physically we say, "Ouch!", or something else that suggests greater pain.  One of the lessons I've had to teach my kids, and I think it is a lesson common to parents, is that our reaction to pain should reflect the pain itself, and in particular the severity of the pain.  Falling does not merit wailing.  What merits an "ouch" should not last an hour.  Get on with it.  I'm glad to say my kids have progressed nicely in this area.  But what about you and me?  I'm not talking about the physical stuff, but the emotional stuff.  Do we overreact to emotional hurts the way we taught our kids not to for physical hurts?  Sure we do!  We take the slights of the moment, or of the day, and martyr ourselves for longer periods of time.  We carry our grudges like badges of honor.  We invest in our angers.  And we begin to see ourselves through the lenses of our negative creations.  All evidence demonstrates that better things happen to happy, productive people.  Luck truly favors prepared persons.  And even opportunities lost in happy pursuit are blessings for the experience.  How can you begin to cultivate an positive attitude and self-image that deals honestly and quickly with negativity?  What can you do to turn the arc of your life upward?  What will it take to make you put down the negative lens through which you may currently see yourself and adopt a positive view of self?  Whatever it is, whatever you need to do, whatever it takes, it will be the best decision you can make today.  Commit to making a positive change to see yourself, and project yourself, in a positive light.  Everyone looks forward to seeing the new you!  And so do you!  Have a great week!

Luke 6:37
Matthew 26:39

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