Author Archives: Shanae Branham

Thanksgiving a Special Kind of Belief

Being thankful has great power. When you are thankful, you are in a very creation-orientated state of mind because you are telling yourself with a very strong positive emotion that you “have” something, and that something which you “have” or  that “has happened to you” is good for you. In essence you are stating that you are happy for this “person, situation, or thing”. This doesn’t have to be a good thing. You can choose the perspective of seeing the good in every situation.

Why is this powerful? Because when you mix a positive emotion with a positive belief you create a positive future. Especially when you are focused on improving relationships instead of acquiring wealth. The more you believe “you have good things happening to you” with a loving heart, the greater your power to create. So the more you are grateful to God for where you are and what you have been given, the stronger your ability to belief in a more positive future.

This Thanksgiving spend time cultivating the power of positive thought by focusing on what you have instead of what you don’t have. Be grateful! Rejoice each day with where you are and before you know it where you are will expand into more things for which to be grateful.

The Power of Kindness and Love

The other night I watched Disney’s new version of Cinderella. I really appreciated the way the main character was taught, “. . . have courage and be kind.” It’s easy to see in that movie how living that principle created within Cinderella a spirit of higher, positive energy. I like how the movie ends byContinue Reading

It’s Hard to Think Negatively about Someone Who Thinks Positively about You

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It’s amazing how much power positive thoughts and actions have upon the people around you. It’s hard to think negatively about someone who thinks positively about you. When someone smiles at you, your first reaction is to smile back. When someone opens the doorContinue Reading

God Sees Your Immense Value

I have a friend whose husband has a bad habit of thinking doom and gloom. Recently, he heard that there were cutbacks in his company and he became fearful that he would lose his job. Whether or not this fear is based on truth or fallacy is not the issue here. The issue begins withContinue Reading

God Already Exists

Yesterday we talked about how loving God enough to keep His commandments strengthens our belief that He exists. Today I want to clarify a point that could have been misconstrued. Whether or not you believe God exists, does not change the fact that He does exist. Just as there will still be yellow Ford mustangsContinue Reading

Wholesome Living Promotes Spiritual Strength

“Spiritual strength promotes positive thinking, positive ideals, positive habits, positive attitudes, and positive efforts. These are the qualities which promote wisdom, physical and mental well-being, and enthusiastic acceptance and response by others . . . Only the wholesome have the capacity to lift and encourage one another to greater service, to greater achievement, to greaterContinue Reading