How many would agree that our world is in a precarious position at this moment in time? With so much talk of working together and thinking of others, let’s also add a little bit more of what the world needs now. I can just hear you singing your heart out.
“To decide we don’t believe in something, it has to exist for us to have an opinion about it.”
The above came to me from a daughter of a friend who is an avid reader and collector of quotes and it makes perfect sense to me.
Choose something you don’t believe in and see where it takes you when you truly think about it….very interesting concept.
There many things in everyday life that we can pass on to others in their time of need, namely:
A smile A song A good thought A good word A prayer A special gift A hug A good deed A word of encouragement
Whatever moves you to share…pass it on. Happy Saturday.
Sometimes our thoughts can make or break our mood. I have had to change my way of thinking many times in my lifetime for the simple reason that some thoughts were not only detrimental to my psyche but also to my health.
Now, whenever unwelcome thoughts invade my mind I make a concerted effort to think about Philippians 4:8:
….whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
It’s called thinking good thoughts. Happy Sunday.
It came up in a Bible study…”What does the word ‘glory’ mean to you? I wasn’t there, but when told about the question my mind immediately went into overdrive about this word ‘glory’.
My first thought was that glory is a word of profound beauty…as in the morning glory flowers that adorn so many garden arbors. That led me to think of the term, “Give God the glory”. It is a phrase used when something wonderful and beautiful takes place and in Christian parlance we refer it back to God.
When I think of God and blooming morning glories, adoration comes to mind. I adore them both…God more so.
I’ll leave you to ponder this word and the glory it brings to mind. Have a glorious day. Happy Sunday.
How often do we talk about thinking in our daily lives? More than we think…as follows:
“What was I thinking of?”
“What do you think?”
“I didn’t think of it that way!”
“Oh, just thinking out loud.”
“A penny for your thoughts…”
“Hold that thought!”
“I was lost in thought.”
“I wasn’t thinking clearly.”
And then there is that ‘train of thought’.
I think we spend more time thinking than we think we do, and that’s a good thought.
Thinking is a valuable and fun pastime. Here are a few thoughts for today:
Every moment that we are aware of the gift of simply being, with or without activity, is well lived. Catherine Ingram
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Einstein
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. Plato
Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul. Epicurus
Don’t just say you have read books. Show that through them you have learned to think better, to be a more discriminating and reflective person. Epictetus
Other things to think about: things we cannot see…air, wind, nothing.
Empty space is not really empty, it is filled with air.
The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. Marcus Aurelius
Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle
Be yourself, everyone else is taken. Oscar Wilde
It’s Saturday again and there may be much to do or maybe little. Be at peace with your thoughts.
Here are a couple more quotes from Kahlil Giban:
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.”
“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”
(I’m not sure about this last one.)
Sometimes a Saturday can be a good day for just reflecting. If you’re out on the water, on a hiking trail, strolling a sandy beach, or just lazing in a hammock, let thoughts wander until suddenly there is the perfect life scene to reflect upon and then enjoy the journey. Happy Saturday