Remaining Positive in a Negative World

“A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.”

(Proverbs 15:30 NIV) A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. Just like the “Domino Effect”.

Have you ever noticed when you are around a positive person that it rubs off.

Many times when I am running around in stores in my electric scooter I see people with frowns on their faces and many with disgusted looks.

That’s when I put my tulips to work. That’s 2 lips. I give them a bright shining smile and guess what? Most generally I get a smile back and sometimes even some conversation.

I’ts not an easy world we live in today. With economy like it is and other negative things going on in the country and in the world… we now need our Lord Jesus more than ever and He is always there for us, day and night. With all our pain, with all the world’s problems… we have a God to watch over us and to give us His shoulder to lean on.

Let us remain positive in a negative world. Let’s trust the One that helps us to be positive. He will never let us down.

The LORD bless you, and keep you: The LORD make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: The LORD lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

Pastor Nancy Dittert (Founder & Overseer of Fibro/Chronic Pain Support Ministry) lives in a berm home in Rural Central Iowa with her husband & soul mate Patrick, 4 cats and a Lab/ Sharpei dog. Nancy & Patrick are both pastors, retiring early because of illness. Nancy lives with Severe Fibromyalgia, Absence Seizures and Neuropathy, and her husband had a brain tumor that left him disabled. They are still actively involved as Christian freelance writers and work full time in Chronic Pain Ministry through the Internet and local Cable TV. Write Nancy at nancierose@msn. com and visit her Chronic Pain Web Site at… http://Fibromyalgia help.homestead. com/index. html

4 thoughts on “Remaining Positive in a Negative World

  1. Hi Nancy!

    I like the ways you exhort us to use our “tulips” to smile or give a word of encouragement.

    I know that as I have done this, esp. when at the grocery store most folks perk up. I even had a lady pray for me one day and she did not even know I was sick! She must know about 2 lips, too!

    It is hard to remain positive when my body is screaming at me. I simply know that when I am I hear the Lord’s joy bubble out of me. Those around me are not drawn into my pain. I realize that my positive strength is His strength. Hopefully everyone during such moments sees their world as a bit brighter.

    We all need those kind of moments. Thanks for the reminder.

    Bless you!

  2. Dear Nancy,

    You are amazing! I love your reference to your “tulips.” I can just picture you using them as you “scoot” around!

    I must tell you that it definitely lifts my spirit when a stranger in a store smiles at me. And I hope others feel the same when I smile at them or chat for a minute about something.

    Like Lynn, I often find it hard to have a positive attitude (and shopping is one of my most difficult tasks.) But your key verse is so true.

    Sometimes, when I’ve talked with a friend (often online) for a bit, having felt really discouraged, I end up so encouraged that I start cracking jokes and teasing and even laughing out loud! And guess what? My face doesn’t crack! 😉

    Thanks friend!

    Grace and peace!

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