September 13, 2009

from april 30, 2009:

I’m beginning a weekly meditation/thought for those I care about in hopes to spark a deeper awareness of our presence on Earth. This week’s focus is on attitude and how it is so intricately woven into our lives.

So often, we dwell on one particular negative idea that stems from an irrelevant source … like a car cutting you off or being late to an appointment. But negativity also unfortunately comes from loved ones. I stand firm that if we spread our greatest attributes and positivity to those around us, we have the power to block negativity in all its forms. You have to think: “What are the benefits of me getting upset over this/that or with that person?” Ultimately, communication becomes our best friend. And it’ll make you uber happy!

So I will let this quotation speak for itself. But I must first thank my mother for it.

“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 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 … you are in charge of your Attitude.”
– Charles Swindoll

It’s amazing the freedom our attitude grants us. So this week, become aware of how your attitude, actions and words affect those you surround and even those you first meet.

peace and love,



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