What’s on Your Mind?


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A friend of mine dropped off a book written by John-Roger and Peter McWilliams titled:

You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought.

At first I was taken aback about why she would give me this book as I consider myself (most of the time) to be a pretty positive person. My friend had dozens of sticky notes protruding from the book, and while I was curious as to why there were so many, I had to put the book down to read when I had time.

I was asked to babysit my granddaughter, so I brought the book along to begin reading while she took a nap. I opened it to page with this quote from Rene Descartes:

“It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.”

Positive thoughts yield positive results and negative thoughts bring negative results.

Think about the call you received from your unhappy dispatcher. You’re listening to the crabby tone of their voice and thinking, “Boy, what set her/him off?”

Then you get blasted from the customer who goes through a litany of how his/her day has been going.

You have the vehicle loaded and you’re finally on your way, then you hit every red light and are cut off by the impatient driver behind you.

When you get to the repair facility they ask, “What took you so long?” By now you’re not feeling happy, or positive, and about you’re about to give that person a piece of your mind.

Negative thinking is expensive as it drags us down mentally, emotionally and physically. As read the book I finally realized why my friend had so many sticky notes. The book is filled with wonderful, positive quotes. I’ll leave you with one from Grenville Kleiser: “Every good thought you think is contributing its share to the ultimate result of your life.”

So, what’s on your mind?