Confessions of a Middleagedmom

surviving motherhood in the “middle ages”

Attitude Adjustment May 22, 2008

Filed under: children,Christianity,family,moms — middleagedmom @ 9:56 pm
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Sometimes I have a bad attitude.  Okay, maybe more than sometimes. Recently, I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed with things going on in our family (with Mr. MaD’s health and with Princess). Without getting into any details, I have to confess that rather than “looking at the glass half full” I’ve been looking at it as half empty. I have to remember that my attitude affects my family, especially my children. Then I remembered a quote that I read by Charles Swindoll. I am sharing it here today so that it may bless you.

Attitude  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 think 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 an 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our Attitudes.”