July 23, 2020
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
I don’t see many people these days. With my wife and me being in the high-risk class we pretty much just stay in our apartment. We do see our daughters who help us with we need to do. What I like about them is they are always upbeat. I can say the same thing about my physical therapists.
The people I have always liked best were those who always had a positive attitude. Right now we need those kind of folks to help us through these troubling times.
What Am I
I am seldom considered, though I do more to influence everything about you than virtually any one thing in your life. I often control the time you get up in the morning, the time you go to sleep, what you eat and drink and the very thought that runs through your head. I can make you either happy or sad, loving or hateful, cheerful or remorseful, congenial or spiteful and in doing so, control the very capacity that you have for success.
No, you don’t often think of me instead you BLAME the problem I create on the shortcoming of others, or the state of the economy, or your family or a million other reasons. Often at times unable to find anyone else to BLAME you look for shortcomings within yourself on which to lay the BLAME.
When my impact on your life fully is considered in your every thought and action, when you are mindful of my awesome power, when you nurture and groom me for positive use in your life, I can become more contagious than the most prolific disease ever witnessed by man. My influence will spread to every person you come in contact with.
Groomed and nurtured in a positive manner there will be no person or obstacle that can stand in the way of my success or fail to be impacted for the better.
‘I Am Your Attitude’
“Every day, it’s important to ask and answer these questions: “What’s good in my life?” and “What needs to be done?”
The city slicker was spending some time with his country cousins. The first morning the farmer said, “We need some help today. I’d sure appreciate it if you could take the bull to pasture three to breed with the cow there.”
The city slicker agreed. Six hours later, he staggered back to the farm house, his clothing all torn and disheveled. The farmer took a look, then asked, “The bull give you a problem?” “Hell, no. the bull was eager and raring to go.” “Then why did it take you all day?” “Because,” the city slicker replied, “The cow fought me for hours before she’d roll over on her back.”
My weight is perfect for my height, which varies.
Finally, the good-natured boss was compelled to call Smith into his office.
“It has not escaped my attention,” he pointed out, “that every time there’s a home game at the stadium, you have to take your aunt to the doctor.”
“You know you’re right, sir,” exclaimed Smith. “I didn’t realize it.
You don’t suppose she’s faking, do you?”
We tend to live up to our expectations.
He said: While I was driving my daughter home from kindergarten, Melody Raye started trying to get me to look at the numerous crayon drawings she’d made that day.
After trying to keep the car between the ditches while looking at the drawings, I told her I would look at the rest later because right now I had to watch the road. She immediately put a drawing in front of my face and said, “You look, Daddy, I’ll watch the road for you.”
He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.”
She said: I had this boyfriend who told me he thought I needed to lose weight. He really hurt my feelings, but he was right. I’m proud to say I lost 173 pounds, when I dumped him. I can’t tell you how much better I feel.
Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.
Four regulars were playing their weekly game of golf, and one remarked how nice it would be to wake up on Christmas morning, roll out of bed and without an argument go directly to the golf course, meet his buddies and play a round. His buddies all chimed in and said, “Let’s do it! We’ll make it a priority, figure out a way and meet here early Christmas morning.”
Months later, that special morning arrives, and there they are on the golf course. The first guy says, “Boy this game cost me a fortune! I bought my wife such a diamond ring that she can’t take her eyes off it.” Number 2 guy says, “I spent a ton, too. My wife is at home planning the cruise I gave her. She was up to her eyeballs in brochures.” Number 3 guy says “Well my wife is at home admiring her new car, reading the manual.”
They all turned to the last guy in the group who is staring at them like they have lost their minds. “I can’t believe you all went to such expense for this golf game. I slapped my wife on the butt and said, ‘Well babe, Merry Christmas! It’s a great morning, is it sex or Golf Course and she said… “Take a sweater – it’s a bit cool this morning…”
My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
And remember… Any time you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there’s a 90 per cent probability you’ll get it wrong.
Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.
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