Category Archives: Positive Thoughts

Making the best, even when you don’t have it.

A nurse wrote about having removed some stitches from an elderly man who was anxious to keep another appointment. She assumed it was with one of the doctors in the clinic, but it turned out that he wanted to have … Continue reading

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Filling our minds with the best

Anxiety truly is the great modern plague. For most of us it’s a vague sense of unease that we live with, its intensity varying depending on the size of the problem we face. The most obvious outcome is that we … Continue reading

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Teaching horses to fly

There’s an old Jewish story about a man who’d been sentenced to death, but who obtained a reprieve by assuring the king that he would teach his majesty’s horse to fly within the year- but with the proviso that if … Continue reading

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Never make a negative decision when you’re feeling low

Robert Schuller, author of many best selling books on ‘possibility thinking’, tells of a winter day when he and his dad cut down a dead tree on the family farm. But in the spring they found new shoots sprouting from … Continue reading

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Conditioned to failure

In the old days when travelling circuses had elephants, they used to restrain them by chaining them to a peg in the ground. People often wondered why the huge elephant didn’t just pull the peg out of the ground and … Continue reading

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‘When one’s expectations are reduced to zero’

Stephen Hawking, considered by many to be the most intelligent man on earth, suffers from Lou Gehrig’s disease and, for years unable to speak, has been confined to a wheelchair, where he can do little more than sit and think. … Continue reading

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Transitory prejudices don’t matter

The Eiffel Tower is one of the world’s most famous landmarks. Its creator, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, designed it for an international exposition in eighteen eighty nine. But not everyone was as proud of his creation as he was, and many … Continue reading

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