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“Put it behind you.”

A thought by Zig Ziglar (2003-01-01) from his book, Zig Ziglar's Life Lifters(p. 138). B&H Publishing. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Zig is so good at dealing with the realities of life.And this is a very good one.So many people weigh down their present and their future with their past.
Zig says, “All of us have the opportunity to let our past either teach us or beat us. The choice is ours.”And it is.
He goes on, “An anonymous writer put it this way: ‘There comes a time when we must clean out the closets of our lives so that we may have room for items that will enhance our lives. Let's search the closets of our lives and make a trip to the wastebasket. Throw away any hatred that may be lurking there, and be sure to toss out jealousy, bad attitudes, dishonesty, complaints, sin and hypocrisy. Before you finish, throw away that grudge you've been carrying against someone. Make room to add love, honesty, forgiveness and kindness, no…

“Little things make a big difference in life.”

A thought by Zig Ziglar (2003-01-01) from his book, Zig Ziglar's Life Lifters (p. 135). B&H Publishing. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
They really can.
Zig says, “The definition of little in my 1828 Noah Webster dictionary simply says that it is ‘small in size or extent, not great or large. Short in duration, as a little time, a little sleep. Slight; inconsiderable; not much.’ Now, tie the word little to kindness, and we see its significance. In Ephesians 4:32, we read, ‘Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another.’ Kind or kindness means ‘favorable; attractive; disposed to do good to others and to make them happy by granting their requests, supplying their wants, or assisting them in distress.’ Take the definition of little and apply the word kind or kindness to it, and we can see that a little kindness goes a long way toward encouraging people, building winning relationships, and giving them hope and inspiration in th…

“You can be happier.”

A thought by Zig Ziglar (2003-01-01) from his book, Zig Ziglar's Life Lifters (p. 131). B&H Publishing. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Do you realize that you have choice in whether you are happy or not?You do?
Zig quotes Dr. Michael Guillen who points out, “Some of us are wired for singing the blues and others for singing in the rain.”  But Zig goes on to say, “Several studies reveal that regardless of what your natural bent is, you can change from optimism to pessimism and vice versa.When you reach the age of accountability, you can choose to be optimistic or pessimistic unless there is a chemical imbalance—which you can choose to get treatment for.”
He then says, “Feed your mind joyful songs, exciting information, and things that make you laugh or smile, and you have chosen to be optimistic and feel happier in the process. Dr. David Myers says that ‘happiness is chronic.’ Research shows that people who several years ago said they were…