Best? Or Stressed?

It is said that the 2010s was the best decade in world history. Look at the list from a fellow writer

  • Extreme poverty has fallen below 10 percent of the world’s population for the first time (it was 35 percent in 1987).
  • Child mortality has fallen to record low levels.
  • Famine has virtually gone extinct.
  • Malaria, polio, and heart disease are all in decline.
  • Half of the world is now middle class or wealthier.
  • Mortality rates for women and infants have been halved since 1990.
  • Primary education has become near-universal in nearly all of the world.
  • Christians in Iran are the ‘fastest-growing church’ in the world (in spite of terrible conditions and persecution.

Pretty good. But yet it seems we are also very stressed, even in America. I realize we can spew a list of bad stuff too … opiate crisis, threat of war, highest abortion rate, randomn acts of violence, political and racial division, I drive a car that’s over 20 years old, I am still paying on my son’s college loan … I think I have spun into personal woes, so I will stop.

The issue … where do you look? I am not an optimist that is naive and overly dismissive of naysayers. But I hope I am more of a glass half full type of guy.

Let this be my mantra … think on true, noble, pure, right, admirable, lovely things.

From Wild Eyes Signs

If we thought more on theses things in the 20s, what a great decade this will be. I will think and work for it. What about you?

  • True
  • Noble
  • Pure
  • Right
  • Admirable
  • Lovely
  • Excellent
  • Praiseworthy

For this first full week of 2020, I am focusing on getting our worldview into proper alignment with God. It starts with me …


My first five of 2020 to do every day.

Day 5 … be a blessing to someone

Day 4 … let others see Jesus in you

Day 3 … sing more, it’s healthy

Day 2 … power of staying positive (this entry)

Day 1 … live with eternity in mind

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