“The smarter you get, the more you realize anger is not worth it.” – Maxime Lagacé
“Seize the day, then let it go.” – Marty Rubin
“Life is about taking chances, trying new things, having fun, making mistakes and learning from it.” – Anonymous
“Bad karma is constantly being created. Soul enlightenment is a very difficult process for us human beings. It takes lots of effort and service to remove negativity; cleanse our karma; purify our souls, minds, and bodies; and transform our lives.” – Zhi Gang Sha, MD, Soul Mind Body Medicine
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung
“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” – John C. Maxwell
“Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.” – George Bernard Shaw
“When life gives you rainy days, wear cute boots and jump in the puddles.” – Anonymous
Someone dear to me shared a story today and it closed with the usual, “Do you see why I am the way I am? Why I have an attitude?”
No, I can’t empathize with that.
We have attitudes because we choose to have attitudes and we live in a state of perpetual anger because we choose to be angry.
Though I’m sympathetic to what we all go through, I’m not a blamer and I place an enormity of emphasis on personal responsibility, accountability and civility.
More often than not, things don’t go our way and yes, we all have bad days when we handle matters quite poorly. We may lash out, be unkind and act selfishly.
But there’s a difference between a person having a bad day and a person making each day bad.
Our attitudes impact our mental well-being, interactions with others and ultimately, the outcome.
So if you’re constantly having bad days, maybe you should check yourself.
It’s not the world’s job to rise up and meet us. It’s our job to rise up and meet the world.
A simple point to ponder this afternoon.
“Hey, I know it’s Monday. But it’s also a new day and a new week. And in that lies a new opportunity for something special to happen.” —Michael Ely