Friday, March 5, 2010

Attitude Determines Attitude


I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do

before the clock strikes midnight.

I have responsibilities to fulfill today.

I am important.

My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.

Today I can complain because the weather is rainy

or I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.

Today I can feel sad that I don't have more money

or I can be glad that my finances encourage me

to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.

Today I can grumble about my health

or I can rejoice that I am alive.

Today I can lament over all that my parents

didn't give me when I was growing up

or I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.

Today I can cry because roses have thorns

or I can celebrate that thorns have roses.

Today I can mourn my lack of friends

or I can excitedly embark upon a quest

to discover new relationships.

Today I can whine because I have to go to work

or I can shout for joy because I have a job to do.

Today I can complain because I have to go to school

or eagerly open my mind and fill it with

rich new tidbits of knowledge.

Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do housework

or I can feel honored because the Lord has provided

shelter for my mind, body and soul.

Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped.

And here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping.

What today will be like is up to me.

I get to choose what kind of day I will have!

Have a Great Day...Unless you have other plans?

—Author Unknown

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