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No matter what may be happening in the world around you, you can always find something to thank God for. Gratitude is a powerful force that opens the door to God’s blessing. Having constant gratitude proves your faith in God because not only do you thank Him for what He has done in the past, you thank Him for what He will do in the future. It’s that kind of faith that pleases God.
Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don't listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won't tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff. ~Catherine M. Wallace~
Is not being happy the ultimate aim for everyone. These helpful rules will certainly contribute toward that end.
10 Ways to Love: 1. Listen - Proverbs 18:24, 2. Speak - James 1:19, 3. Give - Proverbs 21:26, 4. Pray - Colossians 1:9, 5. Answer - Proverbs 17:1, 6. Share - Ephesians 4:15, 7. Enjoy - Philippians 2:14, 8. Trust - 1st Corinthians 13:7, 9. Forgive - Colossians 3:13, 10. Promise - Proverbs 13:12.
Do not let the negative opinions of others destroy your inner peace. There are two kinds of people – those who are a drain on your energy and creative force, and those who give you energy and support your creativity, even with the simplest gesture, like a smile. Stick with the ones that encourage, not the ones that discourage.