Monday, October 15, 2012

Not Down But Up

Are you going through life looking down, just looking at dirt as you shuffle around? Are you "down" on other people, and "down" on yourself? Do you only see the "down" side of the situation? Are you "down" on new ideas?

If so, do you realize you are bringing everybody else down right along with you?

Maybe it's time for a face lift! (or better yet, a faith lift!) It's time to stop looking down and start looking up! You will see a blue sky with limitless opportunities, when you look up!

You will believe the best of others, possess a high degree of confidence, and make the most of each day, when you look up!

You will focus on what's right rather than what's wrong, when you look up! Look down and you will see the hardened ground. Look up and you will see the smile of God. What a difference looking up makes in our faith and perspective! Our attitude towards life largely determines what we can accomplish.

If you frown, look down and say "It can't be done", you're right! With that attitude it CAN'T!

But if you throw your shoulders back, look up and say, "It CAN be done", you are also right! With that attitude, anything is possible!

Many years ago, an anonymous poet captured this thought by saying:


If you would have some worthwhile plans, You've got to watch your can'ts and cans; 
You can't aim low and then rise high; 
You can't succeed if you don't try; 
You can't go wrong and come out right; 
You can't love sin and walk in light; 
You can't throw time and means away, And live sublime from day to day.

William Makepeace Thackery said, "The world is a looking glass and gives back to everyone the reflection of his own face."

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