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2017-03-16

A Thought for the Week

by John M Grimes

Abraham Lincoln once said that people are about as happy in this world as they make up their minds to be. Plant that seed in your mind and give it every opportunity to grow and bear fruit.
It is only human to feel discouraged at times, but you should never think of giving up in many cases the low moment is the beginning of better things.
Here are a few rules for getting out of a depressed state of mind: Never make an important decision when you are mentally at low ebb. Decide upon policies when you are in a normal state of mind, never when you are feeling low.
Suggest to yourself that a depressed state of mind is a temporary matter. Things will look different a few hours hence.
Make sure that your trouble is not physical. A badly digested meal, or several hours loss of sleep the night before, may turn a bright world into a place of gloom . . .
Because you have occasional spells of despondency, don't despair. The sun has a sinking spell every night, but it rises again all right the next morning ..................................