Food for Thought

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“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, the education, the 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 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% of how I react to it.

And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”

— Chuck Swindoll

My parents had this taped up on our fridge while I was growing up.

I will never forget it.

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2 comments

  1. bstark says:

    Apparently, it had a profound impact on you since you are so sunshiney and positive and attracted to art and creations that are bright and cheery. Great post, Terrific parents, Delightful-Funfilled attitude. Much enjoyed!! At our house we call it the “C” word. It was always ….”Remember the C word… as they walked out the door to school. So true. Attitude is a choice!! Thanks !!

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