I always heard that “You’re just about as happy as you make up your mind to be!” Well, Aiden and I are putting this theory to the test this weekend. PaPaw has Covid, so Aiden and I are enjoying being quarantined with him. Now, “enjoy” might seem a strange word to use, but this morning, we woke up and said, “Today is going to be the BEST DAY EVER!” And, lo, and behold – we are having a great day!
Aren’t our minds amazing? We have the power and ability to insert any thought of any type into our minds. Can we think thoughts of success when we’re actually not sure how we’re going to pay the rent? Of course, we can! Can we think of how strong and healthy we are, even when we’re feeling sick? Of course, we can! We all know that “kisses” don’t really make “booboos” better, but every child would argue that they do! Placebos work! Why? Because the patient believes that they are receiving the actual drug that’s working in their body. Our minds are so powerful!
Paul told the church in Philippi, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” (Philippians 4:8). We must “be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:2).
To quote Peter Pan, “Think happy thoughts!” for we are all simply blessed, Courtney