Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me (Psalm 23:6 NRSV)

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.

This passage is an encouragement to think positive thoughts rather than negative ones. Do you ever notice that if you start talking negatively, it spreads? If you start honking your horn in traffic, others will start to do the same? If you are patient and positive, it quite often helps calm things down, and that, too, can spread. What have you got to lose by thinking positive and doing positive things? If you think the day is going to be a bad one, most likely it will be. But, if you think it will be fantastic, then you stand a greater chance of rejoicing in the day the Lord has made. If you’re a negative person, try some positive! A lot of times life turns out just as you think it will.

Copyright © 2015 by Theresa M. Williams