I found this coffee mug in the hospital gift shop (I’ve spent a lot of time in the hospital this week with my family members). It looked so cheery and springlike, I decided to get it. I also loved what it said, “think happy stuff.”
It reminded me of my daughter when she was young, and I would tuck her in bed at night. She was always afraid she would have bad dreams so after we prayed, we would think happy stuff like Christmas, birthday parties, swimming pools, and playing outside.
I’d list all the things she loved, hoping she would dream about happy stuff. Of course we still had to leave the hall light on and we couldn’t shut her door all the way. But most of the time, thinking happy stuff worked!
I think it’s good to think happy stuff! Philippians 4:8 (NLRV) says, “Finally, my brothers and sisters, always think about what is true. Think about what is noble, right and pure. Think about what is lovely and worthy of respect. If anything is excellent or worthy of praise, think about those kinds of things.”
There’s so much bad and sin in our world, we need to fill our minds and our hearts with happy stuff and the best thing we can fill ourselves with, is God’s word.
Do you have to remind yourself to think happy stuff? Are you filling your mind and heart with scripture?
Have a blessed Sunday!