Happy Thoughts

Man With Eyeglasses ContemplatingAs a kid, I watched the McGee ‘n’ Me series and, in the episode The Not-So-Great Escape, the phrase “garbage in, garbage out” is used. The main character learns that what he puts in his mind is hard to get out-and can change who he is.

Filling your mind with writing, art, television, movies and experiences that you will want to recall later will profoundly impact the purity and peace of your mind. Carry a Scripture in your pocket or on your smart phone to memorize, keep a few small photographs and pictures on hand to look at when you’re feeling troubled, write a journal entry about a happy memory, pop in an encouraging DVD or watch a motivating sports game, flip through an uplifting magazine, or play a board game with friends or family. Make memories of caring for friends, family, and even strangers through various mission projects . Fill your mind with goodness so that, later, in the lean and difficult times, you’ll have goodness to draw on.

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 4:8b, NLT)

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