A ‘yes’ face!

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The author, Chuck Swindoll writes ‘The most significant decision I make each day is my choice of an attitude. When my attitudes are right there’s no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me.’ If you believe that you’ll take charge of your emotions, begin to focus on what’s good and reject anything that makes you a petty, bitter person. And your face will say ‘Yes.’

One day President Thomas Jefferson and a group of friends were travelling across America on horseback. They came to a river that had overflowed its banks because of a recent downpour. The river had washed away the bridge so each rider was forced to cross it on horseback, fighting for his life against the current. This caused a traveller who was not part of the group to step aside and watch. After several riders had plunged in and made it to the other side, the stranger asked if President Jefferson would carry him across. The President agreed without hesitation. So the man climbed on and the two of them made it safely to the other side. As the stranger slid off the horse onto dry ground, one of Jefferson’s mates asked, ‘Why did you select the President?’ The man was shocked and admitted he’d no idea that it was the President who’d helped him. ‘All I know,’ he said, ‘is that on some of your faces was written the answer “no,” and on some was written the answer “yes.” His was a “yes” face.’ A good attitude has a ‘yes’ face. Try to remember that today!

‘Love…is not irritable or touchy.’ 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 TLB

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