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Precious Puppies on National Puppy Day and Negating Negativity

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Negate Negativity

on National Puppy Day!

 

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Today is National Puppy Day – to raise awareness for puppy adoption, especially from shelters. Many puppies and older dogs–especially those with  black fur–never make it out of shelters alive (same for kittens and cats). I wrote an article a few years ago on this subject; you can read it another page I set up here on my blog. The title is Pet Rescue: Saving Lives from Death Row at High Kill Facilities.

My hubby Dave and I have a houseful of “rescue pets” – 8 cats and 2 pups. But since this is National Puppy Day – here are our pups (they will always be pups to us – even as adult dogs!) Desi is a 4 1/2-year-old Plott hound; Zoe is a 3-year-old black lab/whippet mix.

 

Our His and Hers Pups!
                                            Our His and Hers Pups!

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But anyway… onto today’s inspiration. And as always, remember you can read some Psalms and Proverbs for the day at Daily Scripture Readings.

“You can increase your self-acceptance and improve your opinion of yourself by deciding right here and now you will not entertain one more negative thought or allow one more negative word about yourself to come out of your mouth.

Start acknowledging the good things that are in you because of Christ.”  

–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”

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My Reflections

Hmm, negating negativity by watching the words that come out of our mouths…it’s amazing that it’s so difficult sometimes to let go of those negative thoughts. Yet if we don’t, they eventually manifest as words we speak. And then all that negativity is out there in the air and it has power.

 

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So What Are YOUR Thoughts? 

 

Do you struggle with negative thoughts that eventually become negative words?

 

My challenge at the beginning of the year was not to dwell on or say negative words–I haven’t been totally successful, but I’m more conscious of stopping those words when they arise — how are you doing?

 

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2 Comments

  1. Salma

    I didn’t know there was a national puppy day, so great! Love the quotes, especially about negativity. Positive thinking is so important.

    27 . Mar . 2017
  2. Alana

    Puppies – kudos for being an animal rescuer. I have a friend who was (but has had to cut back due to health issues and caregiver duties while continuing to work full time). My friend has spent so much of her own money on this mission – many people do not realize the passion involved (or financial costs incurred) those who do this will hopefully be blessed. Negativity – still guilty.

    28 . Mar . 2017

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