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Attitude versus Gratitude

I’ve been dealing with my own bad attitude within the past day. For the most part, I try to keep a positive outlook on everything, but every now and then Mr. B.A. Baracus raises his head in my attitude. That’s when I pity the fool who has to put up with me, which is generally my dear wonderful husband. It’s so easy to let your circumstances get the best of you. After I pour out my thoughts and concerns and I get alone with my ornery self, I realize there is always something to be grateful for. I have a beautiful family, wonderful friends, and live in a gorgeous place.
Charles Swindoll said, “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, 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 will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will 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% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
This quote is a great reminder to keep my attitude in check.

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Posted by on March 20, 2012 in Spiritual Reflections