Ideas some might call platitudes

At the moment of your conception, your sperm won. That makes you a winner!

The magnitude
Of your gratitude
Sets the altitude
For your attitude.

Much of life
Is a chain reaction.
What you say and do
Recycles back to you.

Curiosity that leads to learning something inspiring is a sadness-buster. A simple online search can lead you to much that is encouraging.

The only positive statement some people ever read is in a fortune cookie. Even that tiny bit of encouragement can improve the day.

Often we get discouraged because we try to take one giant step that is beyond our ability instead of a series of small steps that we can easily accomplish.

Every tunnel eventually leads to light. If not, it’s a cave. Tunnel to hope instead of caving to negativity.

Heart-felt joy is like running water. It can find a way around any obstacle, unless we dam it up.

Before declaring that something can’t be done, perhaps you could explore how it can be done.

Repeatedly saying (and thinking) accusative things about yourself isn’t helpful.

First win within and then without a doubt, you’ll win without.

Human nature tends to overlook ideas filled with obvious hope and instead to concentrate on negativity.

Many people don’t want to discuss the meaning and purpose of life because that leads to responsibility and accountability. Calling a statement a “platitude” is often an attempt to avoid its call to self-examination.

Smiling is a catalyst for happiness. Challenging, uplifting ideas (like these) are often labeled “platitudes” in an attempt to ignore them like an elephant in the room. Ideas become platitudes because their deeper meaning challenges people face and overcome their to heal and grow. That makes it easy to overlook the elephant of hope that is contained in what many people call “clichés.”

A cliché
Has much to say,
If we look at its meaning
In a fresh, new way.

Before you say a cliché
Or quote a quotation
Give the words
A creative rotation.

Words exist that can ease the pressure of daily life. When you find them, read, think & say them frequently.

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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