Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Using our "mental floss"

Sometimes one sees something that is ugly, or disturbing, or just stupidly silly. We may wish we hadn't seen it!  There is a cartoon I like, that illustrates this wish;


Yes, we all need 'mentil floss" from time to time! 
(Opus is a penguin, spelling is optional 😉 )

There actually is a form of "Mental Floss"; a way to help cleanse our thoughts  from the ugly or mean, or disturbing. it is this:

Finally, brothers and sisters, 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. -Phillipians 4:8 NIV

Consciously focusing our thoughts on the positive can make a huge difference in our attitude!  And one person making a real choice to have a good attitude, can help spread that good feeling, like ripples spreading on a lake!
When we help our attitude, we help improve our day. 
When we improve our day, we help improve the day of people around us!  

I do not suggest that we avoid all "bad stuff" in life. We need to be realistic. But helping our focus to be positive, instead of dwelling on the downside, is a huge help to each of us. Give it a try and let me know how it goes. God bless.

*Cartoon is from Bloom County, drawn by Berkely Breathed.

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