Several years ago, the summer before Jess got married...well, I guess that would have been the summer of 2001...we took our final vacation as a "family". Pappy, Jess and I went to Charleston, SC for a few days. That is one of my very favorite areas to visit. I love Mt. Pleasant (except for the old bridge you used to have to travel to get over there, since I don't do well with bridges anyway...so glad they built the new one!!!). Also, Sullivan's Island is near there, and that's where we went for our 25th wedding anniversary...such a nice, quiet place to go and relax!!! Anyway....while in Charleston, we went to Hyman's Seafood for lunch. Some of you may have been there before, and if so, you know there's usually a crowd of people waiting on the sidewalk. But...here's what impressed me most about that place...and you're probably going to laugh...but...in the bathrooms...they have these little "pockets" in the walls, with little cards....and printed on the cards is their "Attitude Statement".
You can also find it listed on their web-site, but here it is: ATTITUDE - by Chuck Swindol The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think, or say, or do. it is more important then appearances, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string that 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.
This goes along with what I talked about yesterday, doesn't it???
Mr. Swindol says,
"We cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way"
But...we can choose how we react to everything that is sent our way!!!
So... "Let's choose to refuse to be sad"!!!
How's that for a new "saying"?!?!
In His Most Precious Love...and with mine!!!
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