In the science of psychology, there is evidence that thoughts effect our feelings. If we think on something long enough it effects how we feel. I believe that is why in Philippians Paul wrote to the church in Philipi and told them what they needed to think about. Many times I allow my mind to wander to thoughts that cause me to worry or be afraid.
Philippians 4:8 from the Message
Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.
I choose today to fill my mind
With good thoughts
Today, I get to choose what stays in my mind, what I think about, and what I say.
Recently, my sons were at their challenge seminars for Classical Conversations, and I came home to spend some time scraping a layer of scum off my house. I’d been moving the dust around for a few weeks and we’ve been getting by. With the start of a new job, working from home, and a new school year at home, there have been other items more pressing.
While cleaning, I lit a few candles in each of the rooms to make the process a little more pleasant. It really helped me to stay focused and enjoy it. I think I’m going to add this to my routine. Pinterest has revolutionized the way I clean with effective homemade cleaner recipes that work well. Being able to get rid of the scum without extensive elbow grease and using all natural ingredients is a win-win for me and my family. Spending less time cleaning and enjoying it a little better with the addition of candles made me smile at the end of the day.
My new favorite candle