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I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.
-- Georg C. Lichtenberg
 

 

Saturday, July 19, 1997

What are you thinking?

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
               -- Proverbs 23:7

Your mind is built of thoughts. Every moment you must think, and each of those thoughts serves to make you the person you are. Layer upon layer, your thoughts accumulate, and define your very character.

You can escape the judgment and scrutiny of others. You can hide your true intentions and secret purposes from the world. Yet you cannot escape your own thoughts. Eventually, they will make you or they will break you.

Thinking is a matter of control. Your own thoughts don’t just “come” to you -- they are created by you according to your purpose. Strong, uplifting, life-enhancing thoughts come from following a benevolent purpose.

What you think, matters. Even if no one else listens, it matters. Thoughts are the building blocks of your life. If they’re weak and crumbling, they just make a mess. Choose to make them strong and steadfast, and you can build upon them, layer after layer, to greater and greater heights.

— Ralph Marston

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