Some positive words for the day
I shared a few sections of positive words for the day on another website I used to have. And this is something from around 15 years ago. And it still applies. But read to the end. Because there’s a caveat to all this positivity.
Seven points of positive words you can bank on
“Are you kidding me?! Did he just say smile?” Yeah. I did. When I was a young kid, my dad was an avid runner. And I wanted to go with him. But it was difficult to keep up. He told me to smile as I was running, and it would keep my attitude more positive. I didn’t believe him, and it felt goofy, but it worked.
2. Focus on what you do; not what you don’t.
When things don’t go so well on any given day, it’s easy to focus on what you did wrong. And that’s OK to a point. But only to learn from your mistakes. Sometimes it’s not a mistake. Sometimes it’s just a difference in perspective. So, eep in mind, you’ve worked hard to learn what you know. And just because someone doesn’t agree with you doesn’t change that at all.
3. Speak “up.”
Because the words that come out of your mouth aren’t just heard by others. You hear them, too. So, make sure your words lift you up, too, whenever possible.
4. Eat better.
Words coming OUT of your mouth can certainly affect you. And the food going IN your mouth can, too. So, if you’re filling your “tank” on sugars and caffeine to keep going, your tank’s gonna get a lot bigger. And it’s mighty hard to think of positive words when that happens.
5. Filter the news.
It’s a good idea to stay informed. But it doesn’t help you to hear about the countless crimes and misdemeanors every day. And you don’t have to hear about them to know they happened. In a fallen world, it’s guaranteed they’ll happen. So, get a dose of information from your various sources. But then, read a good book or work on your next project.
6. Move it.
OK; I know you hear this everywhere you look or listen. But it really does help your positive outlook. Get away from your desk or TV or whatever it is you sit in front of too much. And even if you only take a walk around your neighborhood, you’ll get more oxygen into your blood. And oxygenated blood goes to your brain, and you know what your brain does….
You really never have to look far to find someone to love. And I don’t mean the kind of love you find on the cover of the newsstand magazines. I mean the giving kind of love. And if you don’t have a wife or husband or potential, you can still love your fellow human beings. Love them enough to say an encouraging word now and then. When you do that, you’ll be working on suggestions 3 & 7 at the same time. And when you combine suggestions….look out; you might just be a positive person!
OK…here’s the caveat. It’s all well and good to talk about positive words. But until you take action, they’re just words. And it’s difficult to take action, on a regular basis, if you depend only on yourself. And you’ll need to take action every day. Because challenges don’t go away just by having good thoughts. So, my suggestion is to follow these wise words from the Bible:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”
Positive words, alone, can leave you feeling odd.
So combine them, starting now, with the love of God.
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