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Better Than Positive Affirmations

There is a lot of talk about positive affirmations.

Now I have no doubt that saying and thinking - positive statements can change your life,but doing positive and worthwhile things - will do a lot to give you confidence and hope in your ability to bless others. This will not only make you more valuable - as you help others but it will make a bigger difference in the good you can do.

So watch what you think and say about yourself and others.

Also work on a plan to help your self and to help others too.

It doesn't matter if its at work, church, school or other places. When you work with people, to help people, in their current situation you can become a better example of service. Also others will know - that you are there for them and are willing to help - you are not just preaching service but you are serving!

Is it easy to do? No, but it will make a difference in your life and in the lives of others.

Listen, you can say and think all the nice and positive thoughts in the world, but until you roll up you sleeves and get to work doing the - work - nothing much will get done.

I remember a story of a young man - actually a boy - who befriended a homeless man, but was shocked one day - in the winter to find out this man had died, he had literally frozen and starved to death! This young man was so up set by what happened - he went into action. This young man came from a fairly well to do neighborhood - but to think that people were starving in his own city - this was not right!

It make the story shorter, he started gathering from his neighborhood and than from corporations or restaurants, and using the food they had left over to feed the needy. He helped a lot of needy people in his city. There is so much more we can do.

Where do you want to help, how do you want to help?

It may be in your own family, or church or other organizations - it doesn't matter.

This should not be a matter - to be taken lightly - to keep up with the commitment and follow through, it may take some time and continual effort - maybe you can get others to help and maybe - you can get involved in other ways.

What you don't want to do - is make it a one time thing.

It's like marriage and commitments - they are best when they are "long term" - its not just a one night stand, hopefully.

You start small and keep at it - even a little differences - over time can add up -

I've seen people come into the church with some support and love. I've seen other people who have been in the church a long time - and dropped out - when they were offended!

We need to think about the consequences of what we do, and say - BEFORE WE DO THEM!!

Most don't commit to something like this over night and you shouldn't either.

It doesn't mean you should just stand by and do nothing either.

Find commitment level you can keep and than do it - start out small and keep after it.

You'll be a better person for it and so will the community.

Take care and God bless you to serve in some small, but permanently - in what ever and where ever you can - think outside of your self and your situation.

Roger L Martin - from Billings MT - 406-252-4964 MDT


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