Many years ago, I color coded my Bible with pencil crayon. Whenever I read anything about the mind or thoughts, I colored it red. I colored a lot of verses red.
This is one verse that I have always remembered:
“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.” Philippians 4:8.
These are magnificent words of encouragement for today, and every day.
When I think about such things, and dwell on them, and focus on them, my days are happy. Very happy. I see beauty all around me, in people and in nature. I see courage in others, and in myself. I see kindness and love, and I give kindness and love, and then I see even more kindness and love.
When I speak about such things, out loud to others, together we get to experience happy, soul-rejuvenating moments in our days. Our spirits are lifted. There is a bounce in our step, and joy in our hearts.
This is being a light in the darkness, and isn’t the light beautiful!
Love and Big Hugs,