Finally, brothers, 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.” Philippians 4:8
Winter is almost over. The snow is melting, the birds are singing, and tiny blades of grass are appearing. Open the windows, feel the cool, moist air on your face…spring has arrived! As you watch your world blossom with new life, allow yourself the same freedom. Bring new life to your thoughts and your conversations. Focus on the praiseworthy, the excellent, the true and the noble things in your life. Dwell on what is right, pure, admirable and lovely. If this suggestion seems too hard in your present circumstances, let your positive mental list start with just one thing – you are a mother. Maybe it will take a few minutes, hours or days to find another positive, but keep trying, and your list will grow. A positive mindset is a valuable resource that we can draw on to encourage ourselves and each other!
– Written for the April 2007 issue of Mom’s Moments. www.momsmoments.ca/pdfs