Attitude Determines Attitude
I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock
strikes midnight. I have responsibilities to fulfill today. I am
important. My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.
Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or I can be thankful
that the grass is getting watered for free.
Today I can feel sad that I don''t have more money or I can be glad
that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me
away from waste.
Today I can grumble about my health or I can rejoice that I am alive.
Today I can lament over all that my parents didn''t give me when I was
growing up or I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.
Today I can cry because roses have thorns or I can celebrate that
thorns have roses.
Today I can mourn my lack of friends or I can excitedly embark upon a
quest to discover new relationships.
Today I can whine because I have to go to work or I can shout for joy
because I have a job to do. I can complain because I have to go to
school or eagerly open my mind and fill it with rich new tidbits of
Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do housework or I can
feel honored because the Lord has provided shelter for my mind, body
Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped. And here I am, the
sculptor who gets to do the shaping. What today will be like is up to
I get to choose what kind of day I will have!