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Thought process…

“We become what we think about.”
Earl Nightingale

I am not sure we become what we think about but I do believe how we process what we think about is important. A police officer who sees much of the ugliness of the world must also see the goodness of the world or lose sight of reality.  Same with a doctor or hospice worker, if they see only the death around them they will lose sight of the life around them. It’s the same for everyone working or not, rich or poor, brilliant or ordinary, with families or alone. How we think about the world and our part in it makes a difference and not just for us but also for those around us.


In our day to day life we see and think about good and bad, beautiful and ugly, joys and despair. How we process those things and what we choose to hold on to determines who we become. Life is not easy and is often hard and unfair but how we let these things affect us determines the person we are now and who we will be in the future. We must be wise with our thoughts.

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  1. Thank you for another great post. What we think sure does make this world go around. Why the negatives have to stay in the front storage space is hard to figure out. We see so many bad things that we think about it. Our thoughts should always be on being thankful for what we do have, no matter what our condition is, there always many more worse off.

  2. This was exactly the message I needed today, thank you! It is also a reminder I can share with my daughter who needs to hear it. I believe in the goodness of life, and the goodness of the human spirit, despite the fact that some lose their way and become ugly. You are so right that we need to focus on the good and store those thoughts in our hearts and minds!

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