by Cindy Bice
Happy thoughts anyone? Sometimes all you need to do is change your perspective to see the silver lining in the dark clouds. I hope you have “Happy Thoughts” today and from now on!
I’ve made a mental habit of “looking at the brighter side of life.” Keeping an optimistic attitude is something everyone can do no matter what you are going through. You face life square in the face having a God perspective. You can train yourself by making a mental adjustment every time you are faced with overwhelming odds.
Colonel Chesty Puller encouraged his men during the Korean Conflict when told they were surrounded he said, “That simplifies things.” My husband had met the radio man who said that after they noticed they were surrounded, he got on the radio and said, “Retreat.” Chesty Puller grabbed him by the front of the shirt and said, “We never retreat. We are going to advance to the rear.”
Remind yourself of God’s past faithfulness in your life and answered prayers. God is great and mighty! Resilience comes from having a living faith in the almighty God and trusting in Jesus with your whole heart. For the Christian, you will face death one day, but then there’s eternal life.
It can rain on your parade, but are you going to cry or are you going to dance? You may cry at first, and then you might as well go ahead and dance.
What do you think about? We all have thoughts everyday all day long. If you don’t have happy thoughts, you may need to readjust what you are thinking about and change your perspective.
Ask the Lord what you need to change to have happy thoughts.
Take time this week to purposely examine your attitude and decide to think happy thoughts.
Have a great day every day! “Happy thoughts everyone!”
Philippians 4:8 (NIV) 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.”
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