Staying positive is hard, especially if
I put positive things in my mind for only a few minutes each day. If I
put positive things into my mind for only ten minutes, I will be
spending less than one percent of my time creating a positive mind. If
I want to be a positive person, I need to spend more time pushing my
mind in a positive direction.
The surest way to think positive thoughts for thousands of hours is to
write a book on positive thinking. I literally write my way to a
positive mind. A writing project takes over my mind suppressing
unwanted thoughts while it pushes my mind in a positive direction. The
only thing required is a willingness to write until the job is done.
A positive writing project is meant to be labor intensive. Every minute
I write puts more positive thoughts into my mind. A one month writing
project requires me to think positive thoughts for thirty days. If I
want to reach my full potential, I need to initiate a writing project
that lasts a lifetime. I can make my mind as positive as I want. All I
need to do is write it thought by thought.
How could you
market beauty products to butterflies?
First you would need to convince them that they weren't beautiful just
the way they are. You would need a clever marketing campaign to load
them up with feelings of inferiority and inadequacy. Then you would
reprogram their brain with your concept of beauty which is only
attainable if they use your products.
You might want to start out by changing the color of their antennas.
Why should they have to suffer with orange pollen on their antennas when
they could apply make-up and change their antennas a better color? And
look at those eyes; some type of eye liner to make their eyes stand out
would certainly enhance their appearance. Tell them that this year the
stripped body is out, and a formal black thorax is in; they obviously
need a fancy vest. Of course, you wouldn't want to always have the same
color wings. A major wing makeover is long overdue.
If this all sounds a little foolish, you are exactly right. God made
butterflies beautiful just the way they are.
God also made you beautiful just the way you are. You are created in
the image of God, and you bear his likeness. From the top of your head
to the tip of your toes, you are a thing of beauty
POPPYCOCK AND BALDERDASH
The media loves to talk about
everything that's wrong in the world. They promulgate piles of
poppycock and dump buckets of balderdash into every open mind.
The media is just plain wrong. Their litany of despair overlooks
the good that surrounds us on all sides. Ninety-nine percent of the
people in the world are doing the best they can with the resources they
have. The world is chock-a-block with heroes on the battlefield of life.
Most people battle on in the face of adversity, and they deserve to wear
a purple heart. When the world says no, they say yes as they march
in the direction of their dreams.
Don't listen to the naysayers and critics. Life is good all
the way to the bone, and there is no limit to how good your life can