Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Online Free Dictionary defines "boom" as meaning "to grow, develop; progress rapidly; to flourish" a href="http://www.thefreedictionary.com/boom">http://www.thefreedictionary.com/boom>. So, since we are called "Boomers", we should be growing, developing, progressing rapidly, and flourishing. :) Do these words describe you? If not, let me give you a little encouragement.
No matter the situation in which you find yourself, you can grow, develop, and flourish in that situation. How? Here are a few tips:
- Choose your attitude. Yes, attitude is a choice. You can choose how you look at a situation. Remember: It's not what happens to us in life that matters; it's how we respond to what happens to us. So choose to look for the good in every situation. And remember this too: "All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and who are called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28).
- Choose your battles. There are some things we can control and some things we cannot control. Determine what you can control and control it. Determine what you cannot control and put it in God's hands. St. Francis prayed: "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
- Choose your destiny. In Deuteronomy 30:19, God says, "I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live." What does it mean to choose life? It means to choose God's way of doing things. It means choosing to embrace Jesus Christ Who died and rose from the dead to give us life. It means to live by the principles of life found in the Sacred Scriptures.
As you choose life, you will grow, develop, progress rapidly, and flourish. You will become a Booming Success! :)
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