thumperIf you can’t say something nice… don’t say nothing at all. Words of wisdom from Bambi, a 1942 Disney movie.

No sooner had Thumper said, “He doesn’t walk very good, does he?” that his mother reminded him of what his father had told him earlier that morning. If you can’t say something nice… don’t say nothing at all.

We live in a negative world. It’s easy to see the negative side of things. It’s not too hard to complain about what’s wrong. I think it is more natural for us to see the bad instead of the good. Let’s just call that “our sinful nature.”

I don’t know about you, but I am convinced it is time to change that perspective. Try focusing on the “good” the rest of this week. Look for things that are going well. Talk about that with others. Refuse to talk about the negative stuff in your life for at least 3 days. Ask God to help you see the things are good, are going well, and have potential. Try it!

Oh, and if you just can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all!