Yesterday was kind of a rough day, on the scale of my days, which is not too rough on the scale of many…but…I was comforted today by the advice of a friend.
Gerri Schooler was a coworker who suffered with a painful illness for a number of years before she passed away. She was strong and positive through the worst of times.
On my refrigerator, I have posted a writing given out at her funeral. I do not look at it often, but it comforts when the time is right…
A Personal Favorite
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 thing we can do is play the one string 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.
A lesson reinforced by my parents but too easy to forget…