February 8. On this day in 1924, Audrey Meadows was born in Wu Chang, China. She was the daughter of missionaries. After returning with her family to New York, Meadows began her career as a coloratura soprano at Carnegie Hall (she was only sixteen at the time); eventually, she began a career on Broadway.
In later years, Audrey played the role of Alice on the old-time TV classic The Honeymooners. She played opposite the incomparable star of the show, Jackie Gleason. Meadows' secret for success was a gift from her mother. Audrey observed, "It was my mother’s belief—and mine—to resist any negative thinking." And as usual, mother knew best.
Negative Thinking Leads to Frustration; Positive Thinking Leads to Success
“Don't bring negatives to my door.”
“I have no patience with people who are always raising difficulties.”
“Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.”
Norman Vincent Peale
”You’re always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.”
”Life reflects your own thoughts back to you.”
“Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.”
“Our minds can shape the way a thing will be because we act according to our expectations.”
Today’s Bible Verse
“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.”
Philippians 4:8 NASB