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You don't force and so much of what we see hear and read about in today's world is negative.
From presidential campaign ads economic forecasts unemployment numbers so how do we keep our glass as half full it's sort of half empty.
Joining me now to put a positive.
Outlook one things is Joseph -- From the Lakewood church in Houston Texas Joey just again at a church services happy New -- to you and your family and the wonderful people at Lakewood.
How we look at this new year 2012.
And and make it up.
Possible experience sports.
You know Kelly I think the first thing is you have to let -- what didn't work out in 2011 and as long as you bring in baggage of disappointments.
And who -- me in the mistakes I've made.
It's all would you bring that into the new year it's going to have poisoned your future so.
I think one of the first things we have to do so you know what almost start -- and and it.
God got a great plan from -- -- I'm -- I'm going to let go what didn't work out a -- move forward in faith.
And you know when you do that that's what allows great things to come into your life.
I'm -- with that Joseph would doesn't require some forgiveness not only up people and their and -- -- problems with us but forgiving ourselves as well.
It really doesn't sometimes -- I've learned it's.
You know I'll talk to people they can forgive others but they have a hard time -- themselves you know -- made mistakes in not talked to god just recently it.
Messed -- his marriage he doesn't have his family was just very difficult but you have to say okay.
Got I believe you've forgiven me I can't do anything about the pass someone and move Fordham learn from the mistakes animal move forward and do better next time.
You know Joseph this morning us here we'll be trouble there appear okay get yours -- -- this morning I was talking to a shoe shine man.
59 years so.
And I asked him what does he look forward to this new year -- -- look forward to God's grace actually.
Providing for me so I can help maintain my outreach to families and friends.
A shoeshine man getting a crystal clear idea of how he can make his -- your positive.
And we all be like that.
Yeah I think that's that's what a great example because life is all about and give me I mean I've learned this Kelly if you make somebody else's day god will make your own day.
And sometimes we get so focused on -- problems not challenges what I did wrong.
But really that's self centered if you can get outside yourself and say you're at a local help somebody else today and -- make their -- -- -- a mechanic come and call somebody encourage them.
That's gonna help you -- to go a lot.
Better what about today's economy -- it's tough out there repair were in for what may be a tough year again economically because of what's happening in -- And other parts of the world.
The hot lead how we make that count for our lives if we're not doing so well when -- You know -- I think is important you get up every day and find something to be grateful for.
If you don't have your job and you do have -- hale thank god for your health but I think it's very important to start the day off in faith with the grateful attitude.
How you start the day is gonna determine what kind of that you're going to happen I really believe all of us have something to be grateful for.
We may not have exactly what we'd like but we have some reason we can be grateful.
And you know -- I think real quickly I wanna talk about how it's always good to have be grateful for relationships of our family.
With our friends our employers everything.
Yeah it really is I think sometimes we take for granted the people that mean the most to us so.
I think it's important every day to appreciate the people in your life detailed and that you love them.
And that you know in and once it's live every -- like it could be your last I mean life is too short to live it negative -- taken people for granted so.
It's a great reminder of the first of the year to tell the people in our lives that we -- -- -- thing thank you for that clear perspective on how -- deposit throughout the new year.
Understand you're coming to the nation's capital April 28 for a night of Pope certainly our country could always use a good dose of well thank you very much almost thing.
Happy new year to you and yours got lots.
Hey thank you Kelly happy new year.
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