Weekly Thought – March 8, 2016
Fred was never without paper and pen. He was constantly thinking, processing, analyzing, and jotting. Thousands of these thoughts ended up on 3 x 5 cards sorted according to topic. He thoroughly enjoyed taking a topic and trying to exhaust it by following logical trains of thought.
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* The present is more than a down payment on the future – it is part of the future and should be as you would like the future to be. If you are sincere in wanting the future to be different then you prove it by making today different.
* The best solution for many of our problems is to simply outgrow them.
* Sometimes the only antidote for fear or pessimism is to do something outrageously optimistic.
* Some people become isolated because they have a fear of random events which they might not be able to handle.
* Not everyone is willing to go through the pain of being cured.
* People have a potential for happiness as they have a potential for greatness, but often they are not attained because discipline is lacking.
* Those who are surveyed as to happiness show that the happiest are those who are less guilty and more conscious of love. All the other things seem to be less significant.
* A happy life includes commitment and involvement. The more involved a person is the greater his capacity for pleasure, but also for pain.
* Those who pride themselves on their hardness of heart are emotional cowards.
* Mental health professionals can isolate the factors that go into happiness, but they cannot always come up with the recipe with the correct elements and proportions for its development. The recipe for happiness varies from person to person.
Think about this week: 1) What makes me happy? 2) How do I define emotional stability? 3) When do I experience commitment and involvement?
Words of Wisdom: “The best solution for many of our problems is to simply outgrow them.”
Wisdom from the Word: “As your words came to me I drank them in, and they filled my heart with joy and happiness because I belong to you, O Lord, the God who rules over all.” (Jeremiah 15:16 NET Bible)