A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.
— Proverbs 17:22 (AMPC)
I encourage you to be a thankful, positive person. If you aren’t it’s just a matter of forming a new habit.
I was so negative at one time in my life that if I even tried to think two positive thoughts in succession my brain seemed to stop functioning. But now I am very positive and actually don’t enjoy being with people who are negative.
If you have not formed the habit of being positive and thankful yet, you can begin today! Put reminders around your house or in your car, little signs that say, “Be positive,” and “thank You, Jesus!” Ask the Holy Spirit to remind you if you are slipping into negativity. Ask your friends to help also. Set aside time during the day to focus on and be thankful for the good things God has blessed you with.
Positive, thankful thoughts don’t happen by accident; you can choose to practice them. And remember, practice makes perfect.
Prayer Starter: Thank You, Father, for helping me think positive thoughts. I am grateful that I am not a prisoner to negative thinking and that I can choose to be happy and filled with joy. In Jesus name, amen.