Positivity – Spread a little love

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This is a difficult time in our community, our state, our nation, and our world. In a time filled with so much negative, Vevay Media Group is continuing a special column that we hope gives you some positive thoughts and feelings as we move through this time. We hope that it’s message strengthens you at this time.

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Attitude Adjustment

  We read these words in the Bible and I’m sure they are words we would just as soon skip:

  Philippians 2:14: “Do everything without complaining and arguing”.

  You can put this in the category of easier said than done, and during this strange time that we are living through the importance of a good attitude is magnified. While the views concerning how to react to the pandemic vary from country to country and from person to person, the truth is your attitude while going through this is solely up to you. Many have found much to complain about and that is completely natural with what we’ve got through, but there are many other who have used this time to deepen family relationship, develop some good personal habits and accomplish things that have been put off for some time.

  Life is full of things that prompt us to grumble and complain. You know it is going to be a rotten day when your boss tells you not to bother to take your coat off or when your car horn goes off accidentally  and remains stuck as you follow a group of Hell’s Angels down the freeway or as your stimulus check from the government bounces. All of us experience adversity and with he Coronavirus are experience the same adversity at the same time. Life can be a grindstone chipping away at us.

  A grindstone make a diamond shine with radiance — but the same stone and reduce solid rock to dust.

  Life can grind us down or polish us up depending on the stuff we are made of.

  Without the resistance of air, planes can’t fly. Without the resistance of water, ships can’t float. Without the resistance of gravity, people can’t walk.

  Adversity is an opportunity for those who posses the right attitude. The storms of life are intended to make us better, not bitter. I learned a long time ago — no flower can bloom in Paradise that is not transplanted from Gethsemane. There will never be a crown without a cross. There will never be a victory without a fight. There will never be a mountain top without a climb.

  We don’t need to be naive, and there is plenty to complain about, especially in the current climate. But if we will do more praising and less pointing, more burned bearing and less blaming, more giving and less griping, then all of those things that we easily complain about will simply vanish away.

  It will be our attitude not our aptitude that determines our altitude. Let’s work together and rise above the collective misery and let’s do it with a Good Attitude.

Evangelist Logan Fugate,

Cross Plains Church of Christ