Galatians 6:9-10 - Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Have you ever noticed when you’re around a pessimist pretty soon you’re riding the same train? Suddenly a train ticket ends up in our hands when we join the pessimist and begin complaining about something too. It’s easy to find something wrong, but hard to purposely look for what’s right. Maybe that pessimist is in a bad mood and your finding something good to say can cause that person to stop the train and get off. Then the two of you can find a different train to ride; one that takes you out of the desert valley and places you beside a cool mountain stream. Do you find yourself being more of a pessimist than an optimist? If so, what steps do you think you can take to help you see things in a more positive light? I look forward to hearing from you.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.