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I am a “glass half-empty” person. My brain has been hard wired with negative circuits. I am especially troubled by my negativity when it is unconsciously directed toward others. These critical thoughts enter my mind uninvited. I know that what I need is not just better control of my thoughts, but rather a change of heart like is mentioned in the Alma Chapter 5 (http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/5?lang=eng). I want to be the type of person who can look at humanity and not notice their faults.

This morning I listened to a talk by M. Russell Ballard. He talked about this change of heart and gave a suggestion about how to achieve it:

How do we make this change? How do we ingrain this love of Christ into our hearts? There is one simple daily practice that can make a difference . . . That simple practice is: In your morning prayer each new day, ask Heavenly Father to guide you to recognize an opportunity to serve one of His precious children. Then go throughout the day with your heart full of faith and love, looking for someone to help.

His suggestion seems simple enough. I will give it a try.

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2012/10/be-anxiously-engaged?lang=eng

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