Keeping your mind on the positive and away from the negative is trick of life well worth the learning. It is so easy, too easy, for my mind to turn toward the negative. But when I keep my mind and heart focused on good things, life seems to go better. Is it that way for you as well?
The below is based in part on Philippians 4:8:
Think On These Things by Michael Romani If you want to live and really live It's best to always keep on the positive Being mindful of what you allow to influence There in that part of life like a confluence Focusing on what brings us to our very best Putting all that bad stuff that remains to its rest Preparing our minds for taking action Moving away from the bad and toward satisfaction Always moving closer to God in our busy days Hanging our hats on all of His holy ways Keeping our minds and hearts off of the bad Moving toward the fulfilling and not the sad Centering our thinking on all the right things No matter the toughness of what life brings Never dwelling on the things that make us worry Slowing down to the freedom of not being in a hurry Taking life in all its goodness as it comes to me Keeping with hope and away from all negativity Bringing all the burdens to the Lord in my prayer And leaving it with him; leaving it truly there Once you avoid all the things you should not think Settle down to create a list that keeps from the brink All the positive things that you know you need to do Itemizing ideals of what think on and all that is so true If we keep all of these things as our natural preference Putting these things as our outlook and point of reference Putting ourselves in order and trusting in God's perspective Keeping all that comes as it is and being God reflective Keeping our minds on all that is good and right and pure And finding in this the peacefulness that comes as a cure This then is the closing of the sermon we need to hear Keeping these things close in our hearts always keeping this near You don't have to be the the person that you once were No matter if life has passed by seeming like a constant blur But if we change out minds turned right side up and positive We will stand our grounds in God's love and learn to truly live (c) September 1, 2019 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved