Last night I did something I am not proud of. I posted a catty comment in the forum of a group that I am a member. I have been trying to curb my negative streak and last night I lost.
A week ago our pastor gave a message about living with the” frog’s in our lives. He read the scriptures in Exodus 8:9-10 where Moses asked Pharaoh when he wanted the frogs gone from Egypt and Pharaoh answered “Tomorrow”. Why would anyone ask for the frogs to leave the next day instead of now? I have prayed that the “frogs” of cattiness in my life to be gone now, but they keep creeping, or hopping, back.
It is like an addiction in my life. This world is so in tune with the negative and there is very little good news. Listen to the news and if there is a positive story it is the last minute of the show. I do like that CBS nightly news always ends with a positive story. But then the local news comes on and all the good is gone in a deluge of negativity.
But that doesn’t give me the right to let that pessimism into my life. It is hard to break the habit, and it is a habit. They say that you can make something a habit by doing the same thing for 21 days. I wonder how long it takes to break a habit. If it is 21 days, then I have 20 and half days to go.