It's interesting the things I overhear while waiting in lines; bits and pieces of people's conversations.  Sometimes funny, sometimes so intellectually superior that I have no idea what any of it means, and every once in awhile I hear something that really makes me think.  That happened today and I thought I'd share it.  "Negative thoughts have no power on their own, we choose how much power they have by how long we hold on to them." 

It's so true isn't it?  I can't tell you how many conversations I have had in my head when something has happened or something has been said that I'm upset about.  98% of the time, the conversation never actually happens and yet, I spent a lot of time trying to prove my point - to myself.   So from now on, I'm going to be intentional about either tackling the issue head on or letting go of the negative thought. 

We may not have control of what others say and do; but we certainly can make our part of the world a little brighter by choosing joy and spreading hope.   

“Brothers and sisters, think about the things that are good and worthy of praise. Think about the things that are true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected. ”
— Philippians 4:8


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