Earlier today, I read something about positive thinking that set me on edge. A good friend mentioned that along with positive thinking goes a lot of serious common sense, because you can’t throw caution to the wind and just say “It’ll all be alright!”
And I’m saying she’s wrong.
For instance, the past two years I’ve been essentially homeless. I wasn’t living on the street, I had my truck, and I was either house setting, or staying with friends most of the time, so I wasn’t “without a roof” ever, but there were times when I didn’t know until moments before bedtime where I was going to lay my head. I won’t tell you I never cried out to God and asked him to help me overcome my situation. I’d be lying. But I will tell you that I never once, not for a minute, gave up hope.
I always knew that I’d be off the ‘street’ so to speak and back into a house sooner, rather than later. I knew I’d be okay.
Positive thoughts and affirmations don’t mean you’re never feeling the hurt of being down and out. It means you NEVER give in to the doom and gloom that would keep you there.
What I heard, or read, was someone saying they just can’t use affirmations because they’re all lies. Not true. Affirmations are statements of faith, believing firmly that you’ll achieve and acquire those affirmations again, once you accomplish the work at hand. Statements of faith are never lies.
That’s important to know. Because your mindset matters and your faith will help you keep your mindset positive.
Chin up. Your life is about to be better. And you can take that to the bank!