August 22, 2015

Comments on Our “Thought Life”

Our son, Doug, takes time every weekday to publish a meaningful quote which he forwards to friends, family and business associates.

A recent quote was written by Ralph Marston who has a website titled The Daily Motivator. The link is: http://greatday.com/nmot/ralph.html :
“Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.”
Marston’s quote inspires us to concentrate on that which is satisfying and good in our lives. Although the writer  claims The Daily Motivator is not intended to be a religious publication, his quote reminds me of a passage in Paul’s letter to the church at Phillipi:
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
In a world filled with conflict, negativity and discord, it is often difficult to follow Paul’s wise counsel, but thanks to people like Marston, we are reminded that one secret to happiness and joy is a “thought life”  that focuses on that which is pure, noble, worthy and optimistic.
“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”
                                                                   Anne Frank