Take time to be silly & to ponder

Innocent silliness that makes people smile is always worthwhile. If you can’t find happiness in everyday moments, it does little good to pursue it elsewhere.

Life’s full of currents trying to push and pull you. Make sure you want to go where they’re going, before you jump in.

To hear or see something, without pondering it to find out what inspiration it will spark within you, is to miss out on much joy. Traveling helps us have fresh experiences in the material world. Pondering helps us have fresh experiences in the inner world.

Your emotions and thoughts flow from within you, carrying a mixture of good and bad. Sort them before you follow them.

Words that produce heart-felt joy in people are very helpful words. Speak and write more of them. Vibrant thoughts make life exciting. Stagnant thoughts make it dull.

Boredom happens when you let your mind and heart get stale. Keep your thoughts moving. Don’t let negative ones pile up in your mind.

Uplifting thoughts will help you soar. Down-drifting thoughts crush you to the floor.

To forget how to spontaneously play and have silly fun with people is to miss much joy. Life without some occasional, wholesome silliness gets boring.

Learn to manage your emotional flow. Embrace helpful emotions; reject harmful ones.

Continually resist and refute (with inner boldness) the thoughts and feelings that torment you. Rather than think outside the box, fill your box with fresh, creative, and encouraging thoughts.

If you keep negative and tormenting thoughts out of your mind, positive and creative thoughts will replace them. The Creator has placed a river of creativity in every human being. It’s waiting for us to more fully release it.

We have white blood cells 
That automatically
Keep our blood flow pure. 
But our thoughts aren't so endowed 
It requires our continual effort 
To keep our thinking pure.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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