Saturday, March 15, 2014

Week 2/Day 13~ 21 days to a Positive Attitude (Friday March 14)

Day 13 - Friday
Just Because It's Cool, and I got Pie

1) Every day write down 3 good things that happened that day for which you are grateful.   

A. Today, during physical therapy, the PT person told me that the advances I was making were due to my training.  That means karate is a blessing in the physical world, because it prepared my body for the work needed to rehab from a total knee replacement.

B. Karate training has given me the mental framework to push the pain, and therefore karate is a blessing in my perseverance.

C. My daughter is a blessing. She sent my wife home from the Karate School 2 hours early because I was "probably" lonely.  No probably about it.  It's driving me nuts.  

2) Journal about one positive blessing. One of the three, and explain why that good thing is better than the bad things that happened.

Today we were stretching my hamstring and forcing the flex of my knee, and I asked the physical therapist why I have met so many people who have knee replacement who are still no where near full function.  Admittedly, most people with knee replacements are 20 years older than me, but still, nearly everyone one has a story of a family member who goes up and down the stairs backwards. She told me that they reach a certain level of pain, then give up.  My purpose is to return to full function before the disease took my joint.  Less than that is a job 1/2 done.  Karate has given me the ability to work through the pain for a greater purpose.

3) Meditate and detach from multi-tasking, by focusing on scripture~ read it, research it, think about how it might impact your life.

Philippians 2:12 CEV: "My dear friends, you always obeyed when I was with you. Now that I am away, you should obey even more. So work with fear and trembling to discover what it really means to be saved."

In different translations, this is translated as "working out your salvation."  This translation is instead asking us to ask God, and that means the Holy Spirit, what it means to be saved.  In other words, what are we supposed to be and do. This can be a scary thought, because if you listen to the Holy Spirit, put God in his place of leadership in your life, you will be asked to do thing you can not imagine and things you don't understand, and then, you will have to decide.  Do I follow or do I not.  
4) One random act of kindness a week. You can do more. (Try one a day)

not today

5) Pray. Lay down the hurtful things and gather strength. 



Rules for 21 Days to a Positive Attitude Click here

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