3.07.2011

Attitude

"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 success, 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 inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes."
-Charles Swindoll







No matter how we choose to show our attitude today, whether bold or subtle, may we have an attitude that makes life easier for ourselves and for those around us.

31 comments:

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Oh so so true!! Xx

Fabiénne said...

thanks for your great comment!!

love the images!! xxo

Rosy said...

cute blog!

xoxo
Rosy

Blank Musings said...

I love the photo that says shine. So cute!

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Debby said...

Oh, this is so wonderful. It's very true... thanks for giving me food for thought! xo

Diana said...

What a true statement about "life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% how I react to it." LOve that and these photos! The dress in the 2nd photo is adorable! Im glad to hear you had a nice mini vacation, did you go any where? Enjoy your day love.

Regina said...

Good morning! I loved reading this post. Very good indeed.
Have a wonderful week.

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

Such a great quote! I teach wellness at work and often read that quote; it never fails to receive rave reviews. Nice reminder for me to get myself this Tuesday morning!

hogger and co. said...

Great words!
A friend said the same recently:
"We don’t control what happens to us in life; we only control how we respond. And our response makes all the difference. "
Amazing that you have the same post today!
You should see if you can get that book from the library Shawna, it's a fun read, but not really worth buying, I don't think :)

Annie said...

This is just so, so true. Thank you for the reminder, Shawna! great images as always too :)

Kavery said...

My attitude certainly governs how my day goes but circumstances affect my attitude- so it's a circle!

Mo Pie, Please said...

I needed to hear this right about now. I'm having a health issue that is recurrent and it's really getting me down. I should go about it differently, right? Thank you.

About Last Weekend said...

So true...and to often am a glass half empty person, its all about changing your mind set, not your circumstances....Love these pictures, very dreamy...

Gloria said...

Very beautiful post today...in photos, words....and attitude!!

I love your attitude! It brightens my days...:)

May the good Lord bless your life!!

xoxo Gloria

georgia~gigi said...

Hey there Poppie Girl!
Oh, I want to be the girl in the last pic, just gorgeous! I need Sunshine, it is snowing in Iowa right now! I am so ready for Spring! So glad to hear you enjoyed 80 D weather :) How wonderful it must of been!
You keep being that Beautiful You and keep shining! I love your ATTITUDE!!!!!
Love ya
gi gi

tinajo said...

I agree - very important to remember. I love the pics in this post! :-)

Indie.Tea said...

Beautiful quote.
I always feel just a little happier after visiting 'you', you always have such inspiring and optimistic words and images...

Signe said...

This is so true! Some people always have a half empty cup while others would say it was half full! I don't doubt for a second who is the happir kind :)

Bela said...

I love this message, dear friend!! Attitude is really important! You DO have attitude, I am sure!
How are you, sweety? Hope spring is getting there, full of flowers and love!
We are still far from home. I miss my home soooo much! It is nice to be on vacation, but I do miss home!!rs
Much love to you!!!!
Bela

Emilie said...

what an amazing shots!! And I think attitude is very important, of course :) Inspiring text!

xxx

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Diana Mieczan said...

That is so true and those photos are beautiful:) Love this post, darling. Enjoy your day
Kisses

Ps: I’m hosting a charming jewelry GIVEAWAY today! Hope you’ll join in:)

ceo said...

Very well said... Lovely pictures too... I always try to keep my attitude positive....

xxx
CEO

Miles Of Style said...

this is so very true and inspiring! with the correct attitude one can take life as it comes and still choose to be happy! thanks for sharing dearest!

iloveyouvalentine said...

wow. such gorgeous photos!

little t said...

Love this quote!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This is such a great post. Our attitudes are so important!

Taj Acosta said...

So true, I need an attitude ajustment! lol. No I'm doing pretty good today so far! Wait till I get in L.A. traffic then I'll give you a ring! xo

Kristin W said...

I can't tell you how much this hits home right now. I've been going through a crazy, frustrating time. The only way I figured I would/could get through it was with changing my mindset and attitude.

While my positivity doesn't always weather all the daily storms I encounter, it does help! Some days the storms are light or minimal. They tend to roll off a little easier if I start the day with a positive mindset.

Thanks for the encouragement!

Rosie said...

Amen Sister...
How are you my dear girl? Hoping all is well in your neck of the woods. Am planning a little overhaul in my studio. Hoping to incorporate a home office, pretty space, complete with "chandy", into my work shop. Hmmm, not sure if this is possible, as this is where I paint like a CrAzY woman. My power tools will have to be hidden...maybe in a frilly white wardrobe. I LOVE all the beautiful workshop/home offices that I see. Ahhhh I need inspiration...what have ya got for me?
Happy Friday dear one...hugs...Rosie

Des said...

Excellent and so true.

Marie said...

So true and nice selection of images.:D

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