Friday, August 26, 2005


When tension begins rising in my mind, I often find one technique effecitve. I practice remembered peacefulness, returning mentally to and imaging the most peaceful scean I have known. I affirm, "The peace of God, which passeth all understanding..." (Philippian 4:7).

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Be a Tough-minded Optimist

Be a tough-minded optimist. That is one who does not break apart in the thought processes or attitudes, whatever the stresses. It is the one who continues hopfully and cheerfully to expect the good, no matter what the apparent situations. The optimist stays right in there, overlastingly slugging away.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Stupendous Framework

What a stupendous framework God provides as a setting for our lives! The endless galaxies of innumerous stars; the tempestuous, enormous oceans; the great sighing, surging winds; rolling, reverberating thunder; dashing rain; the drama, mythes, and diversity of the recurring seasons; the thrill of the rising sun and the glory of its going down; the romance of the silver moonlight -- these are wonders round about us all our lives for us to get thrilled about.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Whether You Are Old

There is one certain way to decide whether you are old: what is your attitude when you arises in the morning? The person who is young awakens with a strange feeling of excitement, a feeling which he may not be able to explain, but which is as if to say, "This is a great day; this is a day on which the wonderful thing will happen." The individual who is old, regardless of age, arises with the spirit unresponsive, not expecting any great thing to happen. This day will be just about like all the rest. The people may hope it will be no worse. Some people retain the spirit of expectation at threescore and ten; some lose it early in life. The measurement of one's age is actually how well he retains the romance of youth.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Spirit-lifting and Inspiring

To have friends, be friendly and kindly to everyone. Be happy and outgoing. Get a lot of fun out of everything. Act so that people have a good opinion of you. Have spirit-lifting and inspiring personality. Like people. Help those who are having it rough. This is the way to real happiness.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Emotional Ills Turn Inward

Many people suffer poor health not because of what they eat but from what is eating them. Emotional ills turn inward, sapping energy, reducing efficiency, causing deterioration in health. And, of course, siphon off happiness. This situation can be improved by a big daily dose of faith and positive thinking.