Wednesday, August 31, 2011

attitude adjustment

Monday's gratitude was good for Monday. But yesterday I proved that you simply cannot live on yesterday's sobriety. I got out the door quickly and early, but didn't allow myself proper time for prayer and spiritual connection. So, when I got in a hurry thanks to a rambling speaker at Rotary, I allowed the unimportant details of the morning to get me off-kilter and out of sorts. I began to focus on my busy schedule and fairly empty checkbook and that added to my personal insanity. I completely lost my focus on gratitude until later in the day when it occured to me that I needed to change my focus, or risk causing myself problems.

Later in the afternoon, I took just a little time for myself and worked to focus on the good things in my life and I felt better. I hadn't solved anything, or increased my wealth. I hadn't made anyone see my point or agree with me. I merely adjusted how I was looking at things and my aittitude imporved almost immediately.

You really can (and should) begin your day again if your attitude is less than ideal. God gave us the amazing gift of free will but it's up to us to use it to good purpose.


dAAve said...

I start my day over -- often.

Syd said...

Yes, I agree with Dave. I often have to pause when agitated and start over. Getting right with my HP helps me immensely.

The Girl From Back Then said...

That's so true. What a wonderful way of wording it :)