I am your Attitude
I am seldom considered,
though I do more
to influence everything about you
than virtually any one thing in your life.
I often control
the time you get up in the morning,
the time you go to sleep,
what you eat and drink,
and the very thought
that runs through your head.
I can make you
either happy or sad,
loving or hateful,
cheerful or remorseful,
congenial or spiteful;
and in doing so,
control the very capacity that you have
Remorse, that feeling humans have
when they have caused hurt or harm;
an antiquated idea
based on a vanishing belief
that we own our actions
and are responsible for their consequences.
you don’t often think of me.
Instead you blame the problem I create
on the shortcoming of others,
or the state of the economy,
or your family,
or a million other reasons.
at times when you unable
to find anyone else to blame,
you look for shortcomings
within yourself on which
Looking within is usually a last resort.
Perhaps that “antiquated” feeling
is not as extinct as it may seem,
for even while you try to blithely ignore
or outrun accepting responsibility,
you cannot escape the feelings that were generated.
Those will resonate incessantly in your mind.
When my impact on your life
fully is considered
in your every thought
when you are mindful
of my awesome power,
and groom me
for positive use
in your life,
I can become more contagious
than the most prolific disease
ever witnessed by man.
My influence will spread
to every person
you come in contact with.
Groomed and nurtured in a positive manner,
there will be no person or obstacle
that can stand in the way
of my success
- or fail to be impacted
for the better.
I Am Your Attitude 1
Your life at any time can become difficult.
Your life at any time can become easy.
It all depends upon
adjust yourself to life.
is simply reacting positively
to a negative situation.
drag everyone down . . .
So try to see the good in every situation.
(it isn’t always denial to do so)
You cannot always control your circumstances.
But you can control your own thoughts.
Things seem to turn out best
for those people
who can make
out of the way things turn out.
It's not the situation,
It's your reaction to the situation.
The reality of your life
may result from many outside factors,
none of which you can control.
reflects the ways in which you elevate
what is happening to you.
What has happened to you,
good or bad,
only your thinking makes it so. 2
The longer I live,
the more I realize
the impact of attitude on life.
It is more important than the past,
than failures, than successes,
than what other people think or say or do.
The remarkable thing is –
We have a choice in everyday of our lives
regarding the attitude we 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 thing we do have
and that is our attitude.
that life is 10%
what happens to me,
how I react to it.
And, so it is with you.
We are in charge of
and responsible for,
our attitudes. 3
In a world where taking ownership
of one’s attitude,
and responsibility for one’s actions
no longer applies,
is a world
where “no”, no longer
means no -
for then everything,
and anything goes;
and we will have lost the essence
of our selfhood and humaneness.
Most people are other people.
Their thoughts are someone else's opinions,
their lives a mimicry,
their passions a quotation. 4
“If it feels good, and it hurts no one; do it”;
is life’s rule most people follow
when they say they want to be happy,
enjoy life, and have fun;
logically they would make the corresponding decisions.
Reasonably then, they will be happy, look happy,
act happy - smile and laugh a lot – many do.
Yet many more don’t -
who is it they’re kidding the most?
What you believe,
what you think about,
what you dwell upon . . .
you multiply for yourself.
That’s the power of your Attitude.
. . . attitude . . .
Think (Be) Positive
|There is a crack in everything;
that’s how the light gets in. 5
 -I Am Your Attitude ~Unknown
 -What You See Is What You Get ~Author Unknown
 -Attitude ~Charles Swindoll
 ~Leonard Cohen “Anthem”
MorningStar Inspirations from
Dawn Cove Abbey
Roadside Assistance For Your Journey Through Life
- Dedicated to helping people return (and maintain) sanity and decency to life -
From the eBook: "One! The Journey hOMe", by Klaas Tuinman MA, © 2007-2017
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