For as long as I can remember, I have had a quote framed on my desk. It reads,

“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 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…WE ARE IN CHARGE OF OUR ATTITUDES.

 I read this quote often, and I have no idea who wrote it but, I like the way he or she thinks. We have a lot in common.

Your attitude will affect everything you do. From the way you treat others, speak to others even the way you carry yourself is based on your attitude. As I said yesterday, if my attitude is a bad one I will put nicer clothes and high heels and my attitude changes. I don’t know why it works, but it does.

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.  ~Herm Albright, quoted in Reader’s Digest, June 1995

Attitudes are contagious.  Are yours worth catching?  ~Dennis and Wendy Mannering

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.  ~Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book

If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.  ~Oscar Wilde

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.  ~Voltaire

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.  ~Ancient Persian Saying

If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one.  ~Cavett Robert

It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to.  ~Annie Gottlier
Happiness is an attitude.  We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong.  The amount of work is the same.  ~Francesca Reigler

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.  ~Mary Engelbreit

So often time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key.  ~The Eagles, “Already Gone”

The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.  ~Foster’s Law

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.  ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Life’s Little Instruction Book

Every thought is a seed.  If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious.  ~Bill Meyer
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.  ~Attributed to both Jonathan Swift and Benjamin Franklin

To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have.  ~Ken S. Keyes, Jr., Handbook to Higher Consciousness

Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.  ~Joe Clark

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.  ~Scott Hamilton

If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.  ~Vince Lombardi

My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants.  ~J. Brotherton
I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.  ~Abraham Lincoln

This is my journey…

2 Responses

  1. Oh yes, you are so right we are so very much in charge of our lifes! In my 25 years experience as a physical therapist I’ve seen so many different manners to react on the same issue and veeeery different lifes were developed out of the same! so… Let’s take charge of our own attitude!

    • I totally agree! A good attitude can make all the difference.

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