‘Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you‘re right. Henry Ford
‘The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.’ Christopher Hitchens
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when creating them. Albert Einstein
“I think and think and think. I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.”
Don’t just think, ponder. Roy T. Bennett
“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
I think, therefore I am.
“Stop thinking, and end your problems.”
I think that’s it for today.
Now that you have a problem free day, enjoy your Saturday.
I have a problem with a few things in life, namely:
Holding grudges for years
Wielding a higher education over those of lesser learning
Not seeing both sides of a situation
Not heeding our own conscience or well intended advice
Those who believe being right is their right even when they are wrong
Those who wield their power to the detriment of others
Those who believe their lives matter more than someone else’s
Not using forgiveness as a way to ease a variety of social illnesses
Abandonment…human or otherwise
Seeing the speck in another’s eye without observing the log in our own
I could go on and on but I have a problem with me having a problem with all of this.
Many years ago, one of my daughters gave me a plaque containing these words. It has been one of my daily reminders ever since.
The dishwasher was full to the brim with a load of dirty dishes…and I had forgotten to buy detergent…big problem. Not willing to brave the blustery weather to return to the supermarket, or unload the machine and do all those dishes by hand, I looked online for a dishwasher detergent substitute. Many suggestions were to put two to three drops of Dawn liquid dish soap in the dispenser and top it up with baking soda. So I did. Voila! It worked like magic and will be my mode of cleaning dishes from here on in.
It made me think of some of the problems we face in life. We can’t always clean them away with conventional methods, and sometimes need to search for a substitute. For me that substitute is prayer…prayer that should have been the first course of action, but got lost in the effort of trying to solve things my own way
Putting a few drops of prayer into life’s problem dispenser and filling it up with God, can work wonders with the many difficult decisions that come our way.
Is any of you in trouble? He should pray. James 5:13
God can sometimes be found speaking to us in the most unusual places. On Sunday, while lunching with friends in one of my favourite tea rooms, I read this sign posted over the sink in the ladies room:
This is God. I will be handling all your problems today and I don’t need your help.
Have a great day.
And do you know what? My usual digestive problems were non-existent that day! TYG!