The Three Positive As: Acceptance, Approval, Appreciation
Last week I invited you to refrain from the three terrible Cs, Condemnation, Criticism and Complaining through Easter. If you started, how are you doing? This is a “piece of cake” for those who do little or none of the 3 Cs. For others, it might be challenging, but worth the effort. (If you did not receive last week’s E-Zine, ask and you will.)
When something is let go of, it is always good to put something positive in its place. So, let’s put our focus on the three As: Acceptance, Approval and Appreciation.
Accept, right now, that you are a wonderful child of God, worthy of all the good that God has for you. Created in the image and likeness of God, you have all of the qualities of God: Light, Love, Wisdom, Intelligence, Power, Beauty, and Absolute Good.
Being made of all that God is makes you very special and the same is true for all children of God. Knowing this makes it easy to accept yourself, and everyone, as something special.
God approves of you. God couldn’t do otherwise. If He dis-approved of you, it would be dis-approving of Himself. Since God is love that would be impossible. God as love always approves of His creation. He knows it is only good and worthy of the best.
This understanding should make you feel real appreciation for God, yourself, and everyone. The same is true for everything. Dale Carnegie said that we should speak up with praise and appreciation. It’s a good idea to do this often.
You don’t really need to tell God you appreciate Him, but it’s a good idea. And, appreciate yourself, everybody and everything.
Replacing the three terrible Cs with the three positive As will do wonders for your peace of mind, human relationships, the health of your body and financial affairs. It will make living positively easier and happier. — Lovingly, Rev John
Positive Prayer: Divinely guided, I accept, approve, and appreciate myself, and everybody and everything!
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Bytes of Wisdom. . .
America is so vast that almost everything said about it is likely to be true, and the opposite is probably equally true. – James T. Farrell
Whatever your goals are in life, you cannot talk about them forever. The time comes when you must plunge and go into action. – Dr. Delia Sellers
The bonds of matrimony are not worth much unless the interest is kept up.
Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish yourself as an expert. – Laurence J. Peter
A Little Humor. . .
Interviewing a college applicant, the dean of admissions asks, “If you could have a conversation with someone, living or dead, who would it be?” The student thinks it over, then answers, “The living one.” – Dave Gau
In the mail. . .
Bank Account Grows! – Thanks to your ministry, the *Seed Money Principle, and your prayers, our bank account is growing very nicely. Our tithe is growing and the Seed Money amounts are increasing, too. We are grateful that all this gives us more to share. We are faithfully using the Seed Money formula and the Daily Affirmations. We love this idea! Enclosed is our grateful tithe. – B. W. in Indiana