September 16, 2010 at 2:12 am #1274
It seems like a lot of us ladies are going through stuff right now, and I thought I would share this.
About four years ago, we were in the market for a new home, and it seemed like we were running into a lot of problems with the buyers of the house we were selling, and also with the sellers of the house we were buying- very stressful. To make matters worse, that moing, my husband walked out the door to go to work, only to find that someone threw a rock through the back windshield, which hit so hard that it also broke the dash of the car and shattered the front windshield as well. Later that moing, I was supposed to meet with our realtor after I dropped Owen off at school to sort all of the house stuff out, but on my way to school, a lady backed up into my car, and blamed me (long story). She left before I could get her insurance info accurately, so I went to the police station to file a report. When I got there, they told me not to bother. I was so angry!! After all that, I finally got to the real estate office, but the realtor was out, so I had to wait for 20 minutes. They put me in a small empty cubicle that had a lonely piece of wo paper pinned up. This is what it said:
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.
It made me cry, but it also made me smile. I stole it, and that same piece of paper sits folded up on my bedside table. I read it everyday.September 16, 2010 at 2:50 am #60185September 16, 2010 at 3:43 am #60187
THIEF!!!!!!!!! THIEF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIEF!!!!!!!!!!!!
**points at Rae** THIEFFFFFFFFFFF!!!
Can I have a copy? heheheheeSeptember 16, 2010 at 5:15 am #60188
Wow Rae!! that's deep!!! TFS!!!
"Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."September 16, 2010 at 8:44 am #60190September 16, 2010 at 10:13 am #60191September 16, 2010 at 10:19 am #60192September 16, 2010 at 12:36 pm #60189
love it! tfs, Rae. I may use that for a canvas. hmmm…. **thinking**September 16, 2010 at 12:51 pm #60194
That is true!!! ;D
And I love that you saw a great quote about attitude….and stole it! :pSeptember 16, 2010 at 1:08 pm #60186
Very cool, thanks a bunch!
I just copied and printed this to hang in my cube….I could use it. 🙂September 16, 2010 at 1:27 pm #60195September 16, 2010 at 1:32 pm #60193
This is great Rae! At times,we all need an attitude adjustment!September 16, 2010 at 2:00 pm #60196
Rae, you little thief!!!!! (jk)
That is such a wonderful piece, thanks so very much for taking the trouble to copy and share!!!!!September 16, 2010 at 2:04 pm #60197
wow – laughing that you stole it – but it must have been meant for you that day.
I also approach my marriage that way. I can take offense to things my husband says, or I can brush off the tiny stuff and remain unfluffed and forgiving.
Now silly crazy co-workers….all bets are off! 🙂September 16, 2010 at 2:11 pm #60198
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