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You Are What You Think

I was recently reminded of this quote from Mr Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is what he thinks about all day long.

This is one of those brain teasers that you could spend all day thinking about. Not because it’s necessarily a hard quote, but taking time to look at how it really plays out in your life is quite sobering.  Interestingly enough similar words are found in Proverbs 23.

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:

I should note that the overall context in Proverbs is different then the Emerson quote, and that is bore out quite well in more modern translations of the entire Proverb.  However, the thought is general the same – what we think about eventually comes out in our actions.

It you think about being stingy – you will be stingy, if you think about others, you will reach out to others. If you think about mud all day, you will be dirty!  If you think about joyful things – you will be full of joy.

It actually a very simple formula to understand, but for some reason it’s pretty difficult for our little minds to grasp at times.

So, a simple question for you today – what do you want to be?  and is your thinking aligned with that desire?

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Best Day of the Year

It’s here.  The Best Day of the Year!. Even though I am so behind this morning, becoming the victim of a much different morning routine.   You may be asking why it’s the best day of the year, after all my birthday is in September and Christmas is in December.  And Ice Cream Sandwich Day is like in August or something.  Well, here is why:

 “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yep, I saw that quote Friday afternoon and thought it was perfect for the Buffet.

Make today the best day of the year!

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Philippians 4:4 American King James Version

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The Most

Earlier this week, Amy’s day calendar, which we both get lots of laughs and motivation from, contained this quote:

Make the most of yourself….. for that is all there is of you! – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like it.  How about you?

Reminds me of two verses I was also taught to teach that we should give all we have, since we are doing it for Him.


And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God! 1 Corinthians 10:31

Give what you got!