Monday, April 05, 2010

Get Real Monday - Attitudes and Perceptions

Do you ever see something and it just jumps out at you? Better yet, do you feel like the things you are seeing, hearing from other people, reading, etc. is something God knows you need to see, hear, etc. and you see it so often that you want to yell, "I GET IT GOD!"

Well, I would never yell at God, no not me, but it is very clear to me that my attitudes and perceptions towards things and people are something that I work on daily because I NEED to work on it daily. It is a conscience decision on my part of how I view things in life. I have good days where no one will rain on my parade and there are other days that I really have to check myself and my attitude. Well today, it was a little 'rainy' in my world and my attitude this morning was a little like Eeyore's (ahem, ya know the 'poor me' part). And around 11:27a.m. I felt God slap me, then shake me. (I knew it was 11:27 because I looked at my watch to see what time it happened.) So now that you think am crazy, let me explain...I saw this today, thought it was perfectly stated, and thought it was too good not to share....

"Attitude" by Charles Swindoll

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 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.

AMEN Mr. Charles Swindoll, AMEN!!! I couldn't have said it better myself!
Speaking of attitudes, the picture below reminds me that no matter the storm, I should ALWAYS feel BLESSED!


Kristi said...

you are blessed and highly favored!! this week will be great! God hears your prayers!!

Precious Moments said...

Love how you get real!! I had a situation this weekend that has made it hard for me to continuing being transparent. I hope that I can let go of my fears and get back on board. It was nice to see that you guys got real, it encouraged me! Love ya!

淑純淑純 said...

may the blessing be with you.........................................

JRH said...

two thumbs up!