Passive or Active?
While going through some difficult times, I put a sign up on my office wall that read: "It’s up to you to make the day a success." It reminded me that one must take charge of his or her thoughts and actions.
Take Charge of Your Thoughts
Push your problems into the background as much as possible and let your mind dwell on noble things.
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute,
if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise,
let your mind dwell on these things.
Take Charge of Your Life
Think of others. Do some kind deed. Say a kind word. Pray for those you know who are less fortunate. Lift the spirit of someone downtrodden. Share the Good News. Spend time in prayer. Count your blessings.
The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things; and the God of peace shall be with you.
Hoping things will be better, wishing things to improve, looking to others to make you day, causes one to be passive. Be active! Make your day!
So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.