"And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise."
Today I read this verse while Brandon was watching Bob the Builder. I have read it before many times, and I have always interpretted it to mean believing the best in other people and situations. But God kindly reminded me this morning, "This applies to YOU too, Sara...how you look at yourself!"
You see, I'm one to hack on myself—true to my melancholy nature. Oh, I see many wonderful things about other people, but in myself I usually see mostly the bad stuff. So to have God point this out to me was an unexpected gift...almost as if He was saying, "And I think you're something special too..."