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The Futility of Worry

“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.” – Mark Twain

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The Parable of the Good Muslim

A man was driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles when he was car-jacked by robbers. They stole his car, his wallet, his cell phone, stripped him of his clothes, beat him and drove away, leaving him half dead.

A Christian minister happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he continued driving. So too, a deacon from the church, when he came to the place on the freeway and saw him, continued driving.

But a Muslim, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, took pity on him. He pulled off the freeway, took the first aid kit from his car and went to help, bandaging the injured man’s wounds. Then he put the man in his own car, brought him to a hospital and arranged for his care. Before he left, he contacted the man’s family and paid his medical bill. “Thank you for helping him,” the man said to the hospital staff. “Here is my name and phone number. Please contact me if the man needs any further care and I will pay for it.”

Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the car-jackers?

The Inner Critic

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This is popular stuff. But it addresses a relatively minor issue for the vast majority of people.

We each have inside of us an inner critic whose negative comments are far more ruthless and constant than any originating from the outside. It’s the internal critic we each need to distance ourselves from.

To become aware of your inner critic is to begin to separate from it.

For the Monday Blues

Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad
But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.

Always remember to forget
The friends that proved untrue
But never forget to remember
Those that have stuck by you.

Always remember to forget
The troubles that have passed away
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.

(Author unknown)