Sister John Says: Live Positively


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Sr. John Michele Southwick, I.H.M., Special Contributor to The Wood Word

“Thinking positive thoughts will always empower you. Do it enough and it will change your life.” – Timothy Pina

People always are talking about the world and what a mess it is. Reading the headlines and watching the news can make one very depressed. Yes, our world isn’t perfect, but when I get overwhelmed by it all I have to stop and ask myself, “What can I do about it?”

One thing I need to do is remember the quote above. Thinking positive thoughts is not necessarily something we do easily; we need to work on it. But it is possible, and it is something that can change our lives and the lives of those around us. I read something once that said something like this: we are able to make choices and today I choose happiness.

What if we spent more time affirming ourselves and affirming each other?  What if we spent more time choosing happiness for ourselves and for others, giving ourselves a pat on the back and letting others know when they have done a good job. It would be like that movie Pay It Forward.  If you have never seen it, you should. It works, and it works for good. The world needs more of it and it can start with you and me.

So go out there and think positive thoughts and change your life, and, in the process, change the lives of the people around you.

Make your life count for good.

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