If you can’t be a pine on the top of the hill,
Be a scrub in the valley—but be
The best little scrub by the side of the hill;
Be a bush, if you can’t be a tree.
If you can’t be a bush, be a bit of the grass,
And some highway happier make;
If you can’t be a muskie, then just be a bass—
But the liveliest bass in the lake!
We can’t all be captains, we’ve got to be crew,
There’s something for all of us here.
There’s big work to do and there’s lesser to do
And the task we must do is the near.
If you can’t be a highway, then just be a trail,
If you can’t be the sun, be a star;
It isn’t by size that you win or you fail—
Be the best of whatever you are!
– Douglas Malloch
This is a question that I have been asked many times. If you have ever asked this question then you will feel such enormous relief in knowing the answer, because it is so simple. How do you stop negative thoughts? You plant good thoughts!
When you try to stop negative thoughts, you are focusing on what you don’t want – negative thoughts – and you will attract an abundance of them. They can never disappear if you are focused on them. The "stop" part is irrelevant – the negative thoughts are your focus. It doesn’t matter if you are trying to stop negative thoughts or control them or push them away, the result is the same. Your focus is on negative thoughts, and by the law of attraction you are inviting more of them to you.
The truth is always simple and it is always easy. To stop negative thoughts, just plant good thoughts! Deliberately plant good thoughts! You plant good thoughts by making it a daily practice to appreciate all the things in your day. Appreciate your health, your car, your home, your family, your job, your friends, your surroundings, your meals, your pets, and the magnificent beauty of the day. Compliment, praise, and give thanks to all things. Every time you say "Thank you" it is a good thought! As you plant more and more good thoughts, the negative thoughts will be wiped out. Why? Because your focus is on good thoughts, and what you focus on you attract.
So don’t give any attention to negative thoughts. Don’t worry about them. If any come, make light of them, shrug them off, and let them be your reminder to deliberately think more good thoughts now.
The more good thoughts you can plant in a day, the faster your life will be utterly transformed into all good. If you spend only one day speaking of good things and saying "Thank you" at every single opportunity, you will not believe your tomorrow. Deliberately thinking good thoughts is exactly like planting seeds. As you think good thoughts you are planting good seeds inside you, and the Universe will transform those seeds into a garden of paradise. How will the garden of paradise appear? As your life!
May the joy be with you, have a wonderful day !
A Mission That Matters
Failure in any good cause is honorable, while success in a bad cause is merely infamous. At the same time, success in a good cause is unquestionably better than failure. But it is not the result in any case that is to be regarded, so much as the aim and the effort with which worthy objects are pursued.
– Samuel Smiles
Subject: "Go Not To The Temple…." by Rabindranath Tagore
Failure Doesn’t Mean…
Failure doesn’t mean you were dumb to try;
it means you had courage to explore and experiment
to see what would work and what would not.
Failure doesn’t mean you don’t know how to make decisions;
it just means you have to make another decision.
Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure…
it does mean you haven’t succeeded yet.
Failure doesn’t mean you have accomplished nothing…
it does mean you have learned something.
Failure doesn’t mean you have been a fool…
it does mean you had a lot of faith.
Failure doesn’t mean you’ve been disgraced…
it does mean you were willing to try.
Failure doesn’t mean you don’t have it…
it does mean you have to do something in a different way.
Failure doesn’t mean you are inferior…
it does mean you are not perfect.
Failure doesn’t mean you’ve wasted your life…
it does mean you have a reason to start afresh.
Failure doesn’t mean you should give up…
it does mean you must try harder.
Failure doesn’t mean you’ll never make it…
it does mean it will take a little longer.
Failure doesn’t mean God has abandoned you…
it does mean God has a better idea!
Failure doesn’t mean you’re finished…
it does mean you have a chance to try something new.
– Robert Schuller
Just a Word
A careless word
may kindle strife;
a cruel word
may wreck a life.
A bitter word
may hate instill;
A brutal word
may smite and kill.
A gracious word
may smooth the way;
A joyous word
may light the day.
A timely word
may lessen stress;
A loving word
may heal and bless.
– St. Pauls Publication