Monday, August 23, 2010

Attitude.......

I have been asked many times who are the people I look up to... Who are the authors that I read... Who do I model my life after...It's hard to pinpoint any one thing or circumstance that makes us who we are. It is a culmination of events throughout a lifetime. But if I had to choose one word to sum up how to live a positive life that word would be Attitude....and I don't believe I have heard this put in a better way than by Charles Swindoll...Enjoy!!

"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, 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. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. 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."...............By Charles Swindoll

2 comments:

drurybunch said...

That is one of my favorite passages from him and I agree completely. Our attitude is the only thing that we have 100% control of.

Linda Jo said...

I thought of you when I wrote it. I know he is one of your favorites...He is a wise wise man.