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What do Marcus Aurelius, Henry Ford and Jesus have in common?

What are you thinking today?

What are you thinking today?

On the top of the chalk board in my kitchen is a quote by Marcus Aurelius.

Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius

My brain is in my skull, which is in my head, that sits on top of my neck. My brain controls my fingers that are typing, and it controls my nervous system and it stores all my memories.

I have trouble controlling my thoughts. Sometimes I feel like I don’t have control over how I think. There is often a negative sound track playing on a continuous loop in my head.

“You will never clean your basement. You won’t finish writing the book. You start a lot of things but you just aren’t a finisher.”

Henry Ford tells us what we believe about ourselves will be true.

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”
― Henry Ford

Jesus told us to what to think about. So, he obviously thinks we can control our thoughts as well.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Philippians 4:8

What do Marcus Aurelius, Henry Ford and Jesus have in common?

All three believe in the power of positive thinking.

I just hit delete on the negative sound track in my head.  I have replaced it with.

“I will clean out my basement. I will write my book. Today I will finish a project I started.”

What are you thinking today?

What sound track is playing in your head?



About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

You are an artist. Yes, you are. Really.

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