Saturday, September 03, 2005

Prescription

Prescription, until condition improves, every day
1. Take two minutes to think about God.
2. Read a Psalm.
3. Read a chapter from the Gospels.
4. Do something kind for someone.
5. Get outside youself by joinning some human-betterment effort.
6. Go to church every Sunday and get into the atmosphere of faith.
7. Become a believer -- in God, in life, and in yourself.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Positive Attitude Toward a Fact

A tough-minded optimist takes a positive attitude toward a fact. He see it realistically, just as it is, but he sees something more. He views it as a challenge to his intelligence, to his ingenuity and faith. He seeks insight and guidance in dealing with the hard fact. He keeps on thinking. He knows there is an answer and finally he finds it. Perhaps he changes the fact, maybe he just bypasses it, or perhaps he learns to live with it. But in any case his attitude toward the fact has proved more important than the fact itself.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Self-dislike

A person who dislikes himself because of guilt or inferiority feelings will often try to escape painful awareness of this condition by "taking it out on other people." He projects his self-dislike upon others. It is significant that the commandment which begins, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor," concludes with "as thyself" (Leviticus 19:18). If you do not have a normal measure of esteem for yourself, you cannot genuinely like other people. Self-dislike is an enormous obstacle in developing or maintaining good relationships.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

To Love and be Loved


I do not believe that you can ever be loved unless you truly love other people. Even a dog konws when you love him. I bought an old dog along with my house in the country. I bought him because he came up and put his paw on me and nudge me, looking at me with those beautiful eyes as if to say, "I'm here."

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Being Yourself

If you traveled the world over, you would never find the person quite like yourself. Geneticists say if it were possible for one couple to have million of children, no two would be exactly alike. Because you are different from everyone, there is something that only you can do it in this world. The only way you may live a truly creative life, or know the highest happiness, is by being yourself -- developing your own unique potential.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Pollution of the Mind

There is a pollution of the mind. If we harbor hate, prejudice, and negativism, we destroy our best thinking potential. We frustrate our highest achievements.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Perseverance

When energy runs low and discouragement creeps in, when you have to force yourself to keep going or when some unexpected obstacle throws you and you find it hard to pick yourself up and get going again, it is a time of crisis when the vital factor is simply good old perseverance. Have you got what it takes to stand up and go at it again -- and still again? That's the question. Of course you have.

The Impossible Takes a Little Longer


With faith and patience and sound thinking, you can do many things that "can't be done." Things once thought impossible become possible. As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers claims: "The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer.