Fast from judging others ~ Feast on the Christ dwelling in them.
Fast from emphasis on differences ~ Feast on the unity of life.
Fast from apparent darkness ~ Feast on the reality of Light.
Fast from thoughts of illness ~ Feast on the healing power of God.
Fast from words that pollute ~ Feast on phrases that purify.
Fast from discontent ~ Feast on gratitude.
Fast from anger ~ Feast on patience.
Fast from pessimism ~ Feast on optimism.
Fast from worry ~ Feast on Divine Order.
Fast from complaining ~ Feast on appreciation.
Fast from negatives ~ Feast on affirmatives.
Fast from unrelenting pressures ~ Feast on unceasing prayer.
Fast from hostility ~ Feast on non-resistance.
Fast from bitterness ~ Feast on forgiveness.
Fast from self-concern ~ Feast on compassion for others.
Fast from personal anxiety ~ Feast on eternal Truth.
Fast from discouragement ~ Feast on hope.
Fast from facts that depress ~ Feast on verities that uplift.
Fast from lethargy ~ Feast on enthusiasm.
Fast from thoughts that weaken ~ Feast on promises that inspire.
Fast from shadows of sorrow ~ Feast on the sunlight of serenity.
Fast from idle gossip ~ Feast on purposeful silence.
Fast from problems that overwhelm ~ Feast on prayer that strengthens.
--William Arthur Ward (American author, teacher and pastor, 1921-1994)