Monday, March 14, 2011

Here's a thought...

Well, it's a LONG thought. Well, not TOO long. Actually JUST RIGHT. If it were any shorter it would not say all it needs to say.  And if it were any longer I wouldn't post it. 

I copied it from Jennifer Howes' blog last week (Thanks, Jennifer)....

“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.”
- Charles Swindoll

I really like that.

And I think it's good for a Monday!


Deanna said...

Great post. Great thought to carry throughout the week. Thanks for posting it. I am LOL though - it reminded me of my late brother-in-law, Mike. He raised his girls this way. Used to make them crazy when they were teenagers asking them "What's our motto?" (at which point everyone was expected to raise their hands/arms and shout "ENTHUSIASM!" It was a sweet memory of him, and his wonderful love for the Lord, and it made me smile a BIG smile.

Nancy said...

That's great what your brother did with his girls, Deanna!

Sounds like you and he were very much alike!


Audrey said...

I so believe in this. We built a school for children with autism based on this concept. I made it through three years of prison, knowing that the only thing I was in charge of was my responses, both internally and externally. It changes your experience and puts meaning where otherwise there might only be despair. Thank you for sharing Chuck Swindoll's quote....agreat way to start everyday! Love to you Nancy.

Nancy said...

Wow, Audrey. That was a great comment. You, for sure, taught us how to have a good attitude NO MATTER WHAT.
Thank you!!!!