Much more surprising things can happen to any one who, when a disagreeable or discouraged thought comes into his mind, just has the sense to remember in time and push it out by putting in an agreeable determinedly courageous one. Two things cannot be in one place.
— from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1911
I forget this all the time. And sometimes it’s almost impossible to do. But I believe it can be done, and with practice, it gets easier. It worked for Mary and Colin in the book. At the end of the book, it seems likely it will work for Colin’s very depressed father. This is what a secret garden is good for; it can be thought of and push bad thoughts away. I must tell my mind to be strong and courageous. God gives us wonderful places to dream about.