Jul 18, 2012

Think Positive!

(I wrote this for www.firsttimemomanddad.com but thought I would share it on this site too.)



I try to keep this website as non-secular as possible because the last thing I ever want to do, in any situation, is single out, offend or judge anyone.  I also avoid talking about Religion because it is a very passionate subject, and can cause trouble in any circle.  Now, all of that being said…  ;)  No, seriously, I am going to bring a little bit of religion into this, but please stick with me, because in the end I will pull away from religion and relate to absolutely anyone reading….

Everyday I receive a daily devotional through an app on my iPhone, the Daily Bible Devotion. I want to share one of the devotions with you, because it has helped me to enjoy a very happy, very freeing day of peace in my heart.

FIX YOUR THOUGHTS
           
            “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. 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.” - Philippians

The devotional goes on to say:

            “When you think positive thoughts in your mind, the side effect is that you see the glass half full. It might sound simple but that attitude can make all the difference in your approach to people, situations and environments. The most difficult part is keeping this top of mind…”

This could not have come at a better time. My thoughts desperately need a fix!  I worry all of the time. I second guess myself, my writing and my parenting on a daily basis. This devotional has helped me to realize it’s all in my head.  My outlook and attitudes are all in my head.  I need to be more positive.  Even just 10% more positive everyday would make a world of difference!   What about you?

I do believe in the power of positive thinking. I believe that maintaining a good, happy, healthy attitude can win friends and influence people. I also believe that ANYONE can achieve ANYTHING if they put their mind to it. I have just lost sight of this due to the deep haze of postpartum hormones, and new mother sleep deprivation.  Excuses… excuses…

I am making it my goal to spend this week maintaining a positive, healthy, happy and self-loving outlook.   


Today alone I have been focusing on ONLY positive thoughts. I’m allowing myself to dream, and believe those dreams can, and will, come true if I put my mind to it. In this release of fear and anxiety, and the refocusing of my thoughts, I already feel light and happy and free of fear.  I want to share this feeling with the world. It’s lovely!

It’s a week of positive thinking! I really hope you will join me.  Please, if nothing else, don't allow yourself to think about one negative thought for the rest of the day. It's truly lovely. 


Two confused parents=One amused baby Hopelessly we are trying raise a baby who is clearly smarter than both of us. April is an award-winning writer and blogger. Her work has been published in over ten countries and four languages. From books to newspapers, to print/online magazines and everything in between, you can find her work. For more on April, Visit AprilMcCormick.com

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