Monday, November 15, 2010

What's YOUR New Thought Today?


With the new day
comes new strength and new thoughts.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Sandy over at ...and He shall direct my paths shared this quote today. I'm glad she did! What grabbed my attention was the phrase 'new thoughts'. 

Sometimes it's so easy to stay with the old thoughts, especially on a Monday morning when we begin to settle into the 'usual' routines of the week. But old thoughts often means getting stuck in the same old place... a rut. Which reminds me of the old saying that a rut is like a coffin with the ends kicked out.

So I asked myself the question what new thoughts am I going to think today?

I'm going to write a book. TODAY I am picking up a dream to write a small book on healthy living based on the wisdom of Proverbs. People are always looking for tips to help them get better results. After reading and pondering over the many proverbs in the Old Testament for many years, I realized these instructions are timeless... and powerful. Would you read a book called "64 Timeless... and Powerful Tips for Living Healthy"?

On that note, I'm off to the library, where laundry, vacuuming, and a 100 other needful errands can't bamboozle me into putting it off for another day.

Now I ask you, what NEW thought are you thinking today? 

Enjoying the beauty of new thoughts,

PS. John Maxwell once said,
You will never change your life until
you change something you do daily.


  1. Wonderful post. And yes, I would read that book. :)

  2. Ok, Brenda. Now that your inspiring thoughts have pushed me up and out of my old comfortable chair - where I was simply "thinking" about this quote over morning coffee - I will actually do something. I, too want to write a book but what I've been thinking about is documenting my family's story. My challenge to myself is to spend at least 1 hour today with pen and paper simply thinking new thoughts about what exactly this project might look like. Thanks!

    ps And yes, I would read your book.

  3. Great book concept, Brenda. And escaping to the library is a wonderful idea - as long as you don't get sidetracked by all the books.

  4. to focus more time and energy on my hubby...

  5. Today I am adding new thoughts to old chapter ideas...and quite pleased with some of the results.
    Look forward to reading the thoughts in your book.

  6. I would read it! Get it done! I need the help! :)

  7. I would read it! Get it done! I need the help! :)

  8. Just read something about my thoughts being futile, lol! Will have to think more about having new thoughts.....

  9. good morning Brenda,happy book writing , you have a wonderful library to work in, don't forget to go home before they lock up, LOL

  10. I like that quote and Yes, I would read that book. Blessings!

  11. Yes, I would read your book!

    I too, having writing aspirations but sadly have let daily patterns stand in the way of doing what I'd like to. This quote struck home with me....
    "In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it."

    Robert Heinlein


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Brenda xox

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