Thursday, September 13, 2007

Attitude

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The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company......a church.....a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past......we cannot change the fact people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude......I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you....we are in charge of our ATTITUDES.



Author of "Attitudes" is Chuck Swindoll

Chuck Swindoll is a Christian writer & teacher. Alot of you probably have already seen this, but I think it's very well said. My sweetie keeps the above next to his desk at work. I know I need to remind myself of my "attitude" sometimes. Have a great day!

Safe Travels,


Joan

7 comments:

T*mmy said...

A nice reminder for me and I believe that is so true!
Thanks for sharing it!
:)

Kari said...

I heard someone say this once and I believe it with everything in me: You can't control how another person acts. You can only control how you RE-ACT to them.
And your attitude has a lot to do with how you chose to re-act, you know?
Randey always says "tone, tone" in a very slow and annoying voice to me when I start getting snippidy (which is actually pretty often these days!). He knows it drives me nuts for him to say that, but it DOES make me stop and think about how I'm going to re-act to him saying it. I usually smack him on the arm and then take a moment and realize I may need to rethink my attitude for the day. I just hate to be told that I'm being a horse's butt. And especially by my NON-MENOPAUSAL husband. lol

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Joan, thank you so much for stopping by to see me. Very nice to meet you. I so agree on the attitude thing...it IS everything. I have found that out so many times myself, when my attitude is better, everything changes.

Hope you'll come back again!

Rhoda

justabeachkat said...

I totally agree...attitude is key!

Hugs!
Kat

Diann said...

That's good stuff and so true. I seem to forget that at times--thanks for the reminder.

Karolee said...

What a great thing to remember.

Christine of Epiphany said...

Thank you~