Wise men and philosophers throughout the ages have disagreed
on many things, but many are in unanimous agreement on one
point: "We become what we think about." Ralph Waldo
Emerson said, "A man is what he thinks about all day long."
The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius put it this way: "A man's
life is what his thoughts make of it." In the Bible we find: "As a
man thinks in his heart, so is he."
One Sunday afternoon, a cranky grandfather was visiting his
family. As he lay down to take a nap, his grandson decided to
have a little fun by putting Limburger cheese on Grandfather's
mustache. Soon, grandpa awoke with a snort and charged out
of the bedroom saying, "This room stinks." Through the house
he went, finding every room smelling the same. Desperately he
made his way outside only to find that "the whole world stinks!"
So it is when we fill our minds with negativism. Everything we
experience and everybody we encounter will carry the scent we
hold in our mind.