Thursday, June 16, 2011


Yesterday I had a really bad attitude toward work.  I was informed that for the foreseeable future I would be working at a different office further away from my home.  Although the mileage is only about 50% more the time it takes more than doubles.  I was really not happy.

When I got home I b!$&*ed and moaned about it to DH.  He listened patiently and then reminded me that, yes, I had made my feeling known about it; no, I couldn't change that fact that I had to go there; but, it was time to change my attitude about it. 

Yep, it's time to be a big girl and suck it up!  I'm employed.  I'm working at this office because I was specifically asked for because of my skills.  It's a change of scenery.  AND, it's not forever.

I remembered one of my favorite quotes by Charles Swindoll:
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.

The donuts I brought in help sweeten the deal too!

1 comment:

  1. Attitude is truly everything. Thanks for this reminder :).

    And donuts make everything better :).