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|Our self talk rules us|
I have collected over 1,200 aphorisms, many of which I authored. A short statement can have an immediate impact upon your emotions that can create a quick change in your attitude. Sometimes when I have been battling a day of depression, I read a short saying that contains an emotional force that completely changes my outlook on the day.
Tuesday, I was reading through some of the collections that I have gathered over the years. My whole attitude changed within a few minutes. Some of the sayings expressed a humorous aphorism that caused a deep chuckle that generates a form of relief from a worrisome day.
When I was flipping through Book No. 19 of my collection of wise sayings, I began traveling through happy lane. I believe my nephew, Austin Payne, who is the son of my youngest brother, Andy Payne, was the architect of this humorous statement: "And forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets." Austin was only about five or six years old when this original saying was spoken.
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Robert Charles Payne is an inspirational writer who lives in West Monroe. He can be contacted by e-mailing email@example.com.