....Be Mindful

Have you ever talked to someone about an upcoming decision and they start their response with, “Be Mindful”?
We’ve all heard it, a time or two,  but what does it really mean?  Most of the time it’s used as a warning phrase or a way for someone to tell you to consider all of the options or potential outcomes.  But in my personal life, it seems more and more common for me to tell myself to “be mindful”.  
At least once or twice a week, I remind myself that faith and optimism lies within the same space my mind occupies.  If not careful, one can find themselves focusing on what isn’t right, just from an isolated or temporary situation.  I remind myself to have a mind full of things I want to invest my time into...things I want to cherish...things I want to see come true.  Try filling your mind with positive thoughts.  Making the choice to fill your mind with nourishing thoughts doesn’t mean that you are denying that there are circumstances in your life that aren’t perfect, but instead “being mindful” helps to focus on progress, growth and moving forward.  
** Post your favorite quotes on your wall ** Meditate **
** Record yourself stating affirmations ** Phone a friend **
Do whatever it takes because a sound, healthy mind full of courage (and not doubt or despair) is what will give you the confidence to thrive through these adjustments we’re all facing these days.
“...whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”  - Philippians 4:8 

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