Think about the words you speak to yourself everyday, even without thinking about it. Are they positive or negative. What about the words you speak to your family, friends, circumstances? Do we speak kindness to strangers or friends, yet tear ourselves and our families down. We've all read Facebook posts that are filled with negative thinking, words, ideas. Right now we are bombarded with so many negative political campaigns, and candidates just can't seem to stay away from negative words about their opponents. Like, they can't win just by stating why they, themselves are qualified. Think about it. For years and years, that is one way product manufacturers sell their products...by putting down the competition. When someone has a need to make themselves look good or validate themselves, they will put someone else down, criticize, make them look bad. Do you see how we are bombarded with negativity even without even realizing it?
So now, take time today and this week and pay attention to what you read, hear, speak. Is it mostly positive, or is it negative. Try this: Take a sheet of paper, on one side write the negative words or thoughts that you say or hear, then beside it write an opposite, positive word or thought. Now tear the paper in half, crumple up and throw away the negative side. Find Social Media pages that promote positivity. Hide friends that are perpetually negative. Begin speaking positive things to and about yourself and others, no matter what your circumstances are.
I am visual, so I printed a few sheets to help me see the positive. Here are links to those resources. I also copied some pages from my daughters adult coloring books that had inspiring words.
Printable sheet "This is the year I purpose to...."
Printable coloring sheet "Live your life on purpose"
Today I realized that I haven't looked at these much, just being honest, because that also takes being intentional. Time for some renewed purpose over here! How about you? What have you been learning about being intentional, whether from here or elsewhere?
"Words Kill. Words give life. They're either poison or fruit. You choose.Proverbs 18:21 (msg)
What do you choose today? Death or life? Negative or Positive? Unintentional or Intentional?
With Joy Unquenchable,