attitude of forgiveness

Which Comes First? The Attitude or the Action?

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attitude of forgiveness

Wisdom From the World

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding that you can muster, and do it with no thought of reward. Your life will never be the same again.” Og Mandino

“We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 % what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes.” Charles R. Swindoll

“Everyday is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.” Marsha Petrie Sue

Wisdom From the Word

“Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.” Isaiah 43:19 (The Message)

“Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious, – the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.” Philippians 4:8 (The Message)

 “Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word a gift.” Ephesians 4:29 (The Message)

Keep Me Real, Lord!

“Lord, help me to be aware of the choices I am making each day. Give me the strength to be intentional with my spouse, particularly at those potential connect points in our every day life. Help me to focus on what I can be grateful for about my mate and to take the time to express specifically my appreciation and thankfulness at least once a day.

When I make a misstep and blow it, help me to have the character and the courage to admit my mistake and follow it with a Do-Over. When my spouse makes a poor choice in their communication style with me, help me to ask for a Do-Over in a loving and respectful way.

Thank you for giving me your Spirit so I can choose to be a Conscious Lover. Amen!”

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