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Find and Replace

“You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.” – Henry Drummond

When editing a word document, there’s shortcut to “find and replace” words in one command. Each day, we need to “find” the negative and “replace” it with the positive.

Listen and be aware of the conversations around you and choose the better way. We spend more time talking about each other than TO each other. Actively choose the positive instead of the negative.

Find: gossip, complaining, murmuring, angst 🙁
Replace:  encouragement, laughter, joy, delight 🙂

A simple yet profound shortcut.

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  1. My father used to always want to say things in a positive way. When I’d complain about something he’d often ask, “Is there a way we can turn that into a positive.’ I’ve always been amazed at how many times the answer is yes, “there is positive way to state that.”

    February 28, 2013
    • Wise man. We can always flip things to the positive – a mere shift.

      March 1, 2013
  2. Love this thought!

    February 28, 2013
  3. A great reminder – thanks!

    February 28, 2013
  4. mvobsession #

    These lyrics popped to mind
    ‘you have to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative and don’t mess with mr in between’ 🙂

    March 1, 2013
    • My Dad would sing that song when we were kids. Love it,

      March 1, 2013
  5. ly #

    Will remember because of the neat connection you made with find and replace. thanks…

    March 1, 2013
  6. Thanks for sharing with others. Cast light.

    March 1, 2013

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