When In Doubt …!
When writers and speakers address having a positive attitude, they talk about eliminating doubt from our thoughts. At the same time, little, if anything, is said about how to eliminate doubt. Resulting in many people pushing their doubts down and ignoring them. In reality, our concern should be about gaining control of our doubts. We need to take control of doubt before we can eliminate it.
As a small child learning to read, I remember that whenever I could not recognize a word, my mother would say, “Sound it out .” Then, after sounding it out, she would say the word to me so I could hear how the individual letters went together. It was the same process when I couldn’t pronounce a word; she would say, “Sound it out. So it is with our doubts that we need to “Pull them out and examine them. We should resist the temptation to repress them, to ignore them. Instead, we should let them rise so that we can review them. By analyzing and dissecting our doubts, we can gain control over them. Uncontrolled doubt can lead to fears that are not based on reality; if we let them, they can take control of everything we do.
Doubting is a normal human feeling; everyone has doubts, and we tend to question many things in life. This confirms that doubt plays a specific role in our life. That is to be the “little yellow light” of our subconscious mind. Cautioning us to proceed with care, take a closer look at what we are contemplating, and double-check our facts and figures. That’s why it’s essential that ………
When You Have Doubts …. Pull Them Out!
An older man was arrested for shoplifting. At the court, the judge asked him what he had stolen. “A can of peaches.” the man responded. “How many peaches were in the can?” asked the judge. “Six,” answered the man. The judge thought for a moment and said, “I will sentence you to six days in jail.” Before he could complete the sentencing, the man’s wife asked if she could speak. Expecting that she would say something in the man’s defence, the judge said, “Certainly. Please go ahead.” “Well, your Honour, she said, “He also stole a large can of peas.”
“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
A police officer pulls over this guy who’s been weaving in and out of the lanes. He goes to the guy’s window and says, “Sir, I need you to blow into this breathalyzer tube.” The man says, “Sorry, officer, I can’t do that. I am an asthmatic. If I do that, I’ll have a bad asthma attack.” “OK, fine. I need you to come down to the station to give a blood sample.” “I can’t do that either. I am a hemophiliac. If I do that, I’ll bleed to death.” “Well, then, we need a urine sample.” “I’m sorry, officer, I can’t do that either. I am also a diabetic. If I do that, I’ll get really low blood sugar.” “All right, I need you to come out here and walk this white line.”
“I can’t do that, officer.” Why not?” “Because I’m drunk.”
The CBC reported that ultra-marathoner Dave Proctor, 41, set a cross-Canada speed record on July 21 when he arrived in Victoria, British Columbia. Proctor, of Okotoks, Alberta, set out from St. John’s, Newfoundland, 67 1/2 days earlier, running an average of 66 miles per day. “I feel like I’m on top of the world,” Proctor said upon his arrival. “I’ve just seen the most beautiful country in the world.” Proctor ran through 12 pairs of shoes and consumed 9,000 calories per day. “Cinnamon buns and scones, I’m still not sick of it,” he said. Achieving his “lifelong dream” came on his second attempt; in 2018, he succumbed to a back injury after 32 days of hitting the pavement.
“I can’t do that, officer.” Why not?” “Because I’m drunk.”
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ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: A new friendship leads you to exciting new experiences. You develop a new perspective on what life could be.
TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: Be strong when making emotional decisions. Stick to your principles and stay in line with your personal morals.
GEMINI May 21-June 20: Dishonesty is not the way to go. You need to see things as they really are. Do the right thing.
CANCER June 21-July 22: If you really want to achieve your long-term goals, you need to plan your work and work your plan.
LEO July 23-Aug 22: A short trip finds you with a new romantic interest. Don’t smother it. Slow down, take it nice and easy.
VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Some decisions need to be made. Stop procrastinating. Take some time to review what you really want in life.
LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Before you step into a new situation, think about it. It’s your future. Make the right decision for YOU.
SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: You can learn much if you listen to what people around you say. Just listen, don’t comment.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Sometimes, life requires us to do something uncomfortable. The sooner you face up to it, the better you will feel.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Time heals a broken heart. You can help speed up the process by reaching out to new people.
AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: All the signs point to a good fall season for you. For the best results, keep yourself in circulation.
PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20: Rekindle the romance with your partner. Go for a fall walk, kick the fallen leaves, and visit a fall fair. Smile!
Bubba and Billy Bob were building a barn. While putting up the inside wall, Bubba noticed that Billy Bob was tossing every other nail into the garbage can. So Bubba asked Billy Bob, “Why are you throwing those nails away?” Billy Bob said, “The pointed end is on the wrong end of the nail.” So Bubba said, “Well, don’t throw those away. We can use those on the outside wall!”
A young executive, leaving the office late one evening, saw the chairman standing in front of the shredder, a piece of paper in his hand. “Listen,” said the chairman, “This is an important, confidential document, and my secretary has gone for the night. Can you get this thing working for me?” Certainly”, said the young executive, turning on the machine, inserting the paper and pressing the start button. “Excellent!, Excellent!” said the chairman, as the piece disappeared into the machine, “I only need one copy …. “.
The man sat attentively in front of the interviewer, ‘In this job, we are looking for someone responsible.” The man sat up and proudly responded, ” I’m just the person you are looking for.” In my last job, they told me I was responsible whenever something went wrong.
A husband and wife were chatting with friends at a party when marriage counselling came up.”Oh! we’ll never need that. My husband and I have a great relationship,” the wife explained. “He got a degree in communications at university, and I got a degree in theatre arts. He communicates well, and I act like I’m listening.”
It’s estimated that we have about thirty million laws on the books,
Just to enforce The Ten Commandments.