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 thoughts that run 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 for
Remorse, that feeling humans have
when they have caused hurt or harm;
is an antiquated idea
based on a vanishing belief
that we own our actions
and are responsible for their consequences.
No, 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. Often, at times when you unable to find anyone else to blame,
you look for shortcomings within yourself on which to lay the blame.
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 try to outrun to avoid 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 and action,
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
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 how you adjust yourself to life.
Positive thinking is simply reacting positively to a negative situation. Negative-
thinking people 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 the best 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
Your attitude, however, 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 education, than money,
than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other
people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.
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.
I'm 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 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 . . .
is what 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 M.A, © 2007-2020
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