Thursday, September 15, 2011


Scene on the MRT - However confused the scene of our life appears, however torn we may be who now do face that scene, it can be faced, and we can go on to be whole.

Do you know the difference between a ther­mometer and a thermostat? A
thermometer simply measures the temperature. It doesn't do anything
about it.

A thermostat measures the temperature and then responds. If the
temperature is too high, a thermostat may shut off the heat. If the
temperature is too low, a thermostat may trigger heat to turn on. It
measures temperature and it does something about it.

While a thermometer is a passive tool, a thermostat is an active tool.
They both experience the temperature, but a thermostat responds.

Some people are like thermometers - they passively allow what may harm
them to just hap­pen. They have problems and difficulties and they
believe there isn't anything that can be done about it. They feel
helpless as they watch life happen. They feel as
if they have no power.

Others are more like thermostats. When they are faced with difficulty,
they kick into action. They believe that something can be done; a
solution can be found; a hurt can be healed. They respond; they make
decisions; they go into motion.

Advice columnist Ann Landers said, "If I were asked to give what I
consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it
would be this: expect trouble as an inevitable part of life. When it
comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye, and say, 'I
will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.'" In other words,
re­spond courageously and creatively.

Do you know that you can be bigger than any trouble that comes your
way? If you have be­come stuck because you feel frightened or
helpless, it is time to respond. It is time to go into motion. It is
time to activate your faith. When you become big­ger than your
problem, it cannot defeat you.

Today - will you be a thermometer or a thermostat?

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