“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” John W. Gardner
Thursday, April 21, 2011
My Opinion - Attitude
Charles Swindoll said about attitude: "The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day 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% how I react to it. And so it is with you ... we are in charge of our Attitudes."
Attitude is what changes the outcomes of our experiences in life whether good or bad. If you want a positive life, then you need to have a positive point of view ... a happy attitude. The only person we can control is ourselves, and the reactions we have toward situations or people. Of course, we can't always be in this mindset .... sad things happen that require a melancholy attitude, but one must not forget that it needs not be a negative, rather a thoughtfulness about what has occurred. For instance, a death of a beloved family member does not mean one has to be negative, but have loving memories of that person.