Thursday, December 25, 2008

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
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!

By: Author Unknown

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