It’s Your Attitude

l have an attitude, and so do you. We all have an attitude.  We carry it with us everywhere we go.  It is a culmination of our life experiences mixed with present circumstances and flavored with our mood and thought.  If someone tells us that we “have” an attitude, it usually refers to a negative attitude.  Nevertheless, we always have an attitude.  I hope that yours is usually positive.

We don’t always realize how much our attitude affects others and even the way things come to us.  If we act negatively all the time, it brings those around us down.  We don’t get the positive outcomes that we hope for.  A negative attitude will even feed on itself, which is where we get the phase that misery loves company.  If your attitude is not positive, you just may garner someones’ sympathy, but only for so long. If you do not stand up for yourself, others may become weary of holding you up. I might try to cheer up the grumpy gus if I could or at least annoy him or her with a cheerful smile and heartfelt gratitude, but even I grow weary of someone who delights in their own misery.

If we have a positive attitude, it lifts everyone up, or at least annoys them.  I am all for annoying the naysayer.  They always seem to think I am up to something.

When I do find myself feeling down or turning negative, I try to examine my way of thinking.  Just putting a different spin on things can help a great deal.  If I am doing a task that I really dislike, I think about what positive things will come out of my completing the task.  We can defeat negative feelings by re-thinking the situation.

Having a great attitude will serve us well.  When we think and act as if we have abundance, it will surely come our way.  This is part of the law of attraction. Have an attitude of gratitude by counting your blessings.  We all have things for which to be thankful.  When we place too much value on things that we don’t have, we sometimes forget to value the things that we already have. The grass may seem to be greener on the other side of the fence but it still has to be mowed. If you envy someone for what they have, you may not be aware what they went through to get it. They may even be surrounded by many material things but yet you might not know that they drowning in debt and loneliness.

Buddha said, “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”

Remember that attitude matters.  It matters to those around you and it should matter to you.  It reflects who and what you are inside and I know that you are a wonderful person.  Who are you to deny such a gift from the rest of the world? Choose to be happy.

Take care, stay well, and be safe.

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