Jon, Nancy and I have a friend named Glenda. She is amazing. I won’t go into details about everything she has faced and conquered, but a huge trait that has made a difference in her life and in the lives of those who she has inspired is her positive conquering attitude.
Rather than focusing on the challenging aspects of situations, Glenda almost always tunnels through by dwelling on positive aspects of each situation.
A very current example is that the building she and her husband live in is working on their elevators for a solid month – October 2018. She and her husband are both dependent on scooters for mobility, so that means the two of them (and their cat Buddy) will be in their apartment for an entire month. Rather than whining about what a catastrophe that is, she is looking at this as a sabbatical.
Paul said this in a letter to the Philippians (chapter 4, verse 8): “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
Let’s do that.
Paul Merrill writes here every first Friday.
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