Positivity For E’erybody!

We are what we eat.  We believe what we see.  We anticipate a cherished touch.  We long for the warmth of the sun in mid-winter.  What can we do about what we say?  We have five senses.  We are using them for the positive, uplifting results of living better lives.

I challenged me to try again to speak only the positive for one week– 7 days — 168 hours — 10080 minutes, so forth and so on.  You catch my drift.  This is not a lifelong commitment but it could be a lifelong challenge.  This is a designated period of time when you can focus on positivity!

I was going to check in on you lovely people and give an update of my progress but I did not want to interfere with anyone’s commitment — public or private.  So I just waited until we were finished with the 168 hours before we shared.

I did NOT make it.  I fell into the negative trap very early in the week.  It was so early I started to come back and retract the  challenge.  But . . .

What did I learn about me?

  • My negative statements are usually about people.  That means I am judgmental.
  • When I am memorizing scripture (I’ll tell you about that in another post), my focus is on goodness, purity.  My thoughts and words are life-promoting and life-sustaining.
  • Aiming for good words makes me aware of what I am about to say.  I used these lines when I knew it would be negative, “I’m just making an observation” or “I’m just stating the obvious”.

What will I do with this information?

  • I will focus on and discuss concepts, ideas and possibilities.
  • I will recite scripture to myself for meditative purposes and for cleansing my thoughts.
  • I will stop making excuses for my behavior.

How did you do?  What did you learn?  Will you try it again?  Maybe a one or two-day challenge?

Be POSITIVE!

 

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