Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Good Morning All

Cliches are things we have heard most of our lives. We sometimes agree with them, sometimes are surprised with them and sometimes annoyed with them. It is very interesting how long cliches have been around. Wise and true information survives the test of time.

When you feel discouraged, anxious, fearful, depressed, etc., remember a cliche that would apply. Even a cliche that does not apply can redirect your thinking and the direction that your brain will take.

A few cliches to keep in mind are, "This too will pass."

The scriptures often state "And it came to pass..." Someone actually took the time to count. The reported estimate is around 800 times that phrase is used in scriptures. However, there is not one incident of "And it came to stay."  Our world, circumstances and thoughts are ever changing.

"Scatter sunshine...." This can be a great one about our attitude! Are we a "drain or a fountain"
As Viktor Frankl stated in his book "Man's Search for Meaning," "we do not always get to choose our circumstances, but we can always choose our attitude."

A grateful heart and a positive attitude can do more to change our thoughts and our feelings, than any external event or person can. When we want to control something or someone, first begin with self and our own attitude.

One of my father's most used statements was, "A smile and a few kind words."  What a wonderful
statement and practice to use every day - every hour if necessary

More cliches to come!

Make a Great Day

Dr. Susan

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