Friday, May 16, 2008


I saw this on a teacher' desk at school...and I thought it was worth posting. It's written by Chuck Swindoll (a pastor).


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.

On most evenings I read a few verses of scripture at the dinner table. I read 'Attitude' a few nights ago to my youngest--who was the only one who showed up for dinner. How wonderful for my son to learn this lesson early in life. I don't know if he will...but its worth a try. Actually I'm still learning!

On Saturday, I'm going to visit my mother and father for the day. We'll be celebrating my birthday in the morning, and mothers day in the afternoon! That's because we couldn't see each other on these days. In the morning, we'll probably go shopping for a swim suit (for me) and in the afternoon we'll go to a jazz concert (for mom).

Have a great weekend! It was 100 degrees today! Ouch!


Dawn said...

I love Chuck Swindoll - he always has such great words of wisdom.

That test sounds absolutely horrid. I would not want to have to do it even now after all these years of working in an office job. I did find when I went to work full time thinking my kids were old enough to be on their own for the summer, then Kev got into trouble, that work became my refuge for those years.

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

So true about attitude. I know for sure that the Scriptures are one the best attitude checks for me!!! Oh my, do I need the Lord's help!

Becky Wolfe said...

Just wanted to wish you a happy belated birthday! Hope it was a good one. We just had a long weekend here in BC (last weekend) and it was a HOT one too. Temps are back to normal this week but it was nice to have a short heat wave & get all that Vitamin D. I'm desiring to blog again but feel so out of ideas when I sit down. I guess I just need to do it! Hope all is well with your family!

Thanks for this post on attitude. I find I get worked up over the smallest things...worrying that they will become big things. Pregnancy hormones are what I'm blaming :) I suppose an attitude adjustment will help me in that avenue as well.