Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Having an Attitude of Gratitude

"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 every day 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% how I react to it. And so it is with you ... we are in charge of our attitudes."
~Charles Swindoll 

This quote has had an impact on me for a long time. It is a really good reminder for us to keep our attitudes in check.

I've been thinking a lot lately about my attitude. I'll confess here and now that I can be a grouch who tends to focus too much on the negatives and complains over my fair share.

I don't want to be like that anymore. And especially during this Thanksgiving season, I'm concentrating on the positives... the things in my life I'm utterly thankful for. I want to have an attitude of gratitude.






My husband

 Awesome coworkers, their families, & working for an incredible place that does stuff like an annual company picnic

Baby Parker

Our incredible church & the people there

The Wii :)

Old things, new things, borrowed things that make life a little easier & safer

Living near a big city

What are you thankful for?

{please note mine was not an all-inclusive list. anyone left out of pics, etc, was not intentional, just using what was quickly on hand... also all pics taken by me or hubster, please do not reuse.}

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