Choose Ye This Day Your Attitude


Betsy had a hard day today.

She just said to me, “Today’s just not my day. I’m having a bad hair day, I have a hole in my sock, I locked my keys in the car, I shattered a glass bowl all over the kitchen floor, and I just dropped pizza on my white rug.”

Not only did she lock her keys in her car, but had to wait two hours before I could come get her. (At least she was at the mall, so killing time wasn’t too bad.)

Here’s the good news – she’s not upset.

We talked about it, I grabbed her hands, looked her in the eye and said, “It’s not what happens but how we respond that’s important.”

It’s all about attitude.

Thanks to my dad giving me a copy when I was a young teenager, Chuck Swindoll’s writing titled “Attitude” will always come to mind when things aren’t going my way.

Bad things WILL happen to us from day to day, and though we can’t control what happens, we can control our attitude and how we respond.

So be thankful, put a smile on your face, and go do some good.


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