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Monday, June 2, 2008

It's all about attitude

Are you having a nice day today? Here in California the weather is beautiful. Some people could still be having a bad day. What is the difference between a good day and a bad day? Attitude. Everything revolves around how we CHOOSE to take in the information.

Let's say for a minute that I have just gotten a flat tire. That could be really bad, eh? Especially if I was in a hurry! Now what should I do? How should I feel? Angry? Frustrated? Hopeful? Or is there a different way still? I choose to believe that God has a purpose for everything. Was I going too fast, too much in a hurry to ignore God? (Figuratively, of course.)

Maybe I could spend some time reading my Bible while I wait for the tow truck or the handsome young prince to come along and change my tire for me! lol. Don't be silly. I can change my own tire, but I wouldn't stop someone whose desire was to help a lady in distress. ;)

I could kick the car, eh? But what would that get me? I'd probably hurt my foot and only get angrier. I could cuss the car, but is it going to Heaven or hell? No? It is an inanimate object, and it would look pretty stupid of me yelling at it. That won't help anything.

So we have discussed something that we have no control over. When we have no control over the situation, why get angry? There is no reason for it. The one thing that can happen negatively, however, is that you can make yourself physically ill. Things happen, get used to it.

What should I do if someone offers me a drink? AHA! I have control over this. I choose not to accept this offer politely. Why? I am an ex-alcoholic. I have been physically ill, because I could not stop and it was very depressing. I have chosen not to drink anymore. Remember, I said EX.

What does this have to do with my attitude? I don't ever want to be in a condition where I don't remember how I got to where I wake up! I don't ever want to be that ill again. My attitude is one of self-control.

Self-control is not an attitude? Oh yes it is! How? Hmm. I cannot have self-control if I did not have self will. Willingness is a gift from God. Sometimes we abuse it, sometimes we even forget that it is a gift. My attitude toward my gifts is what keeps me grateful. GRATITUDE is an option and an attitude! ;)

Did I disclose something that will exclude me from running for public office? No. This would be well known before too long. I'm a Conservative, so you can only imagine what the press will do to me. lol. This is peaches. Getting back to attitudes...

If you enjoy serenity, you will seek the good in each and every situation without hiding your head in the sand. Otherwise, you may be miserable. Either way, it is your choice. Happy chosing!

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