Lucky you

By KIMBERLY SNIDER
THINK A MINUTE

THINK a minute…

An Army General was asked what kind of good luck charms he carries when he goes to war. The General answered: “I don’t carry a lucky charm on my body. I carry it in my heart.” We talked yesterday about the secrets of lucky people, so we can develop our own opportunities for success and luck that lasts.

The second secret of lucky people is that they learn to control their negative emotions, such as feeling too shy and afraid or too angry. Controlling our negative emotions will give us much more self-confidence, as well as make us more positive and peaceful with other people. So we have to change and master our bad moods and fears, or they’ll rob us of our success.

The third secret of lucky people is they know they can’t change their life by sitting at home. You have to get out with people and start really living with enthusiasm, energy and kindness.

Always be ready and open to new people and opportunities. And be prepared to make mistakes. That’s the only way we can learn new skills and get more out of life. Some of our greatest opportunities for success will come from our mistakes and be total surprises.

The fourth secret of lucky people is they don’t compare their life with the lives of others, especially since there will always be people who have something that you don’t. So stay focused on your own life, goals and dreams. But learn from other people’s successes and mistakes.

The final secret of lucky people is they choose to see the good in their life and be thankful for it, even when bad things happen to them. Karen Minahan, the woman we talked about yesterday who was hit by a car and lost her leg and job, says she kept a diary.

Everyday she wrote 5 good things that happened to her. She explains that this habit reminded her how blessed she was. She says:
“I decided to meet the driver whose car hit me and to forgive her. I had to let go of my past so I could move on to my success and happiness.”

We all have past wrongs for which we need to ask Jesus Christ to forgive us. Then, if you ask Him to take charge of your life so you can start living His way, you’ll have the confidence that God Himself is on your side, working with you everyday to make your life successful and satisfying.

Just think a minute…

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