Affirmation for July 11-12, 2009: Aristotle

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. ~Aristotle  Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist (384 BC - 322 BC)   Have a great weekend!   Doug       Remember, you can also receive DailyStrength updates by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Thank you Doug. I truly believe this. I believe that we are what we do. If we complain all the time we become chronic complainers. If we are negative all the time we become negative towards everything. I have found that is true alot here at this site. Some people have become chronically negative and so they just don\'t know how to be positive anymore. Some people have become so chronically mired in their own problems they forget to think of others instead of themselves all the time. Its very disconcerting to see so many chronically negative, complaining people being encouraged by others to contiune this behavior. They become enabled by being told that they are ok, everything is ok, its ok to act that way, you don\'t have to change, you are great the way you are instead of being told the truth in love. I see a lot of enablers here and it makes me sad because I try to encourage positive behaviors and tell the truth about negative ones and then people who are so used to being told the wrong things turn on me. Well, I will never stop acting positively despite my problems and I will continue to not enable others in what is destructive behavior.