What you take into your hands, you take into your heart...
It's a quote from the movie Witness. I heard it years ago and it stuck in my head.
It's the part where John Booker has grabbed a gun...(he is living amongst the Amish)
And an old Amish man is admonishing him for resorting to violence.
It struck me at the time. I thought it was bs.
But then I thought more about it, the more I realized that it is correct.
What we touch. What we think about. What we focus on.
If we are focused on only our own self interest..
We become self absorbed.
If we focus only on money.
We become greedy.
If we focus on food.
we get fat.
If we focus on the wrongs done us.
We get bitter.
If we focus on our own shortcomings..
and on how unfair things seem.
Or on other's success
We become jealous and bitter.
If we focus on what we lack.
We become stingy with our time, love and material possessions.
If we focus on self acceptance
we start accepting others.
If we focus on our own strengths
we see the strength in others.
If we focus on what we have...
We are thankful and able to give.
If we see our success through God's eyes.
We will be able to revel in the success of others.
Every day we wake up with a new opportunity to do things right.