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Always Dwell on Worthwhile Things

January 27th, 2009 1:06 PM by Caren McCourt-Crane

We have a happy, sweet spirited office!

Wanted:  Happy People!

I wish I could shout it from the roof-tops.  In a time when the weather is overcast, 'doom and gloom' of pending recession is on everyone's lips, when layoffs are on the mind, and even some creepy people are getting ahead - it's tough to just walk around and say "think positive thoughts".

I hope this uplifting article will brighten your day.  And, hope that you'll consider working WITH or FOR a real estate agency where happy thoughts run free! >>

Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year's time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections, and enduring undertakings.

-Andre Maurois- 1885-1967, Writer

In the course of everyday life we interact with many different kinds of people; some do things that get on our nerves, and others say and do thoughtless and cruel things that hurt our feelings.

More times than I would like to remember, I have gotten upset over something and brooded over it much too long. It has sometimes affected my everyday life because I couldn't think about anything else. I always seemed to end up pacing the floor, talking about how unjustly I had been treated.

You have probably done the same thing. We all have wasted many hours brooding over something that in a month was completely forgotten. Looking back, we know it would have been much better if we had made ourselves put an end to the "pity party" and dwell on better things.

You always have a choice as to how you will respond to something said or done to you. Ask yourself if it will be important a year or even a month from now. If the answer is no, force yourself to change your thoughts as soon as possible and don't let the flesh win when you know it's not that important.

Every day is a valuable gift from God; it is called the present and you should treat it as such because you can never get it back. You can't do anything worthwhile today if you are full of anger or resentment over something that happened yesterday or in the past.

God is pleased with living in the present, because when you live each moment to the fullest you are more open for Him to speak to you about His plans. He works in the small things as well as the big ones. He wants you to give your best to everything you do. When you start to develop this kind of attitude, you will find that everyday life is much more enjoyable because you know that God is working in everything you do.

Give God control of your feelings, actions, thoughts, and undertakings each day. You truly will live a much more peaceful and rewarding life.

Cathy Deaton is the author of Handbook for Victorious Christian Living, practical ways for the Christian who is seeking God to learn to live in victory in every area of their life.

Check out her site at

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God has done remarkable things in her life and she has found that He is truly a God of wonder and amazement, and wants to bless His children in more ways than they could ever imagine.

Her site Blueprint for Victorious Christian Living takes passages from the Bible and gives the meaning of key words in the Greek or Hebrew. The articles are short and can be printed out easily for study, or be read online in about 5 minutes.

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Posted by Caren McCourt-Crane on January 27th, 2009 1:06 PM



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