In an article on GoodNewsNetwork, Maurico Estrella writes about being in a funk over his divorce. Then, to make matters worse, he arrived at the office to find the monthly directive to change the password for his computer. The new password had to consist of at least one UPPERCASE character, at least one lowercase alphabetic character, at least one symbol, and at least one number.

Esterella decided to come up with a password that he could use "to regain control of my life" and to set himself on a new path with the intention of changing his ways. His new password: Forgive@h3r

By typing this message about forgiving his ex-wife every day, he trained his mind and forged new attitudes toward her.

The next month, Estrella chose another password — Quit@smoking 4ever — and it worked like a charm. At the end of this uplifting article, you will find some of the other self-improvement passwords Esterella used to change his life over a two-year period.

This is the kind of practical and down-to-earth spiritual practice that can transform the way we see ourselves and our possibilities. We need more of these character-polishing exercises that we can build into our daily routines at the computer.

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