By Vernalee
lonely www.changeforaquarter.com
After being at a very inspiring meeting this week, the host spoke about “The Seven Ups of Life.” Motivational and uplifting, I share them with you.

1. Wake Up !
Decide to have a good day.
“Today is the day the Lord hath made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Psalms 118:24

2. Dress Up !
The best way to dress up is to put on a smile.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
“The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.
Man looks at outward appearance;
but the Lord looks at the heart.”
I Samuel 16:7

3. Shut Up!
Say nice things and learn to listen.
“Listen to advice and accept instruction,
and in the end you will be wise.”
Proverbs 19:20

4. Stand Up !
For what you believe in.
Stand for something or you will fall for anything.
“Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time,
we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good…”
Galatians 6:9-10

5. Look Up !
To the Lord.
“I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.”
Philippians 4:13

6. Reach Up !
For something higher.
“…keep seeking the things above, where Christ is,
seated at the right hand of God.”
Colossians 3:1

7. Lift Up !
Your Prayers.
“Do not worry about anything;
instead PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING.”
Philippians 4:6

For certain, being up is better than its alternative – being down! Today, you may be “up and coming,” but if you continue in the right direction with hard work, a defined plan, guidance, and determination, you will reach your ultimate destination…successfully!
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