Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Attitude (Posted on MySpace 02/26/08)

  • Attitude

    Current mood:determined
    Anyone who's ever taken Ms. Sharpe's infamous Freshman English or Senior Speech class (Whitney Young Mighty Dolphins stand up. Haters sit down.)knows all about our "Thought of the Week." For those of you who don't know, each week, a different student was responsible for bringing in an inspirational thought, which we'd read aloud as a group, to begin each class. Many of those sayings stick with me to this day. But today, as I was passing an empty cubicle just outside my office door, I saw this "Thought of the Week" on the desk and it brought back the fondest of memories. This thought was written by Charles Swindoll, American Author and 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 everyday 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.

    Charles Swindoll 

    American Author and Pastor

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