Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Power of Attitude

The longer I live, the more I realize how Attitude impacts life! 
To me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past,
than education, than  money, than circumstances, than failure, 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 every day regarding the attitude we will
embrace on 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 Life...we are in charge of our Attitude!

Beginning of a New Day

                                        God  has given me this day to use as I will.
                                         I can waste it, or use it for good.
                                         Because what I do today is important,
                                         because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.

                                         When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever,
                                         leaving in its place something that I have traded for it.
                                         I want it to be gain, and not loss; good not evil;
                                         success and not failure...
                                         in order that I shall not forget the price
                                         that I have paid for it.
(Author unknown)

                                          Take time to think ~ it is the source of power.
                                          Take time to play ~ it is the secret of perpetual youth.
                                          Take time to read ~ it is the fountain of wisdom.
                                          Take time to love and be loved ~ it is a God given privilege.
                                          Take time to be friendly ~ it is the music of the soul.
                                          Take time to give ~ it is too short a day to be selfish.
                                          Take time to work ~ it is the price of success.


                              Thank you, God, for the little things that often come our way;
                              The things we take for granted, but don't mention when we pray;
                              The unexpected courtesy, the thoughtful, kind deed;
                              A hand reached out to help us in the time of sudden need.
                              Oh make us more aware, dear God, of little daily graces
                                                      that come to us with “sweet surprise”
                                                         from never-dreamed-of places.

* * * * * *
Happiness is not an accident.
Nor is it something you wish for.
Happiness is something YOU design!

Learn how to be HAPPY with what you have
while you pursue all that you want!

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Crafted by Merle Baird-Kerr ~ February 28, 2013
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  1. Love your line... " Be Happy with what you have, while you pursue all you want "... love it.. About sums us up !

    Happy Easter Goddess Merle !

    Sherrie & Alan

  2. Wishing you both Happy Easter! I love that quote also!
    Accept my gratitude for your always continued interest.