Attitude is everything

Today has been a difficult day. Change is all around me, stressful moments, sad moments, and glad moments.  People I know and care about are being sadly effected by these changes.  Others are breathing a little easier.

I am not sure what to make of the changes, other than to be grateful that I have an opportunity to react, learn, and change.

Yesterday someone posed a question, do you believe that you can change the outcome of something by changing your attitude? Today I can see that the outcome may not have changed, but your attitude can provide the potential for greater things.  A friend of mine lost his job.  He is a great worker, he’s the guy you can always rely on, and he does it all with a smile.  Today he lost his job.  Many people are losing their jobs.  But this man is the only one for whom upper management is actively trying to find another position.  The reason is his attitude.

Here is another thing I know, we aren’t done with these changes. That means that this stress isn’t going away anytime soon.  Isn’t that life?  We are always under some stress, and there is always something there to cause us to be rude, make bad choices, or simply hide.  I want to hide.  I want to eat the bad food.  I want to find comfort.

Today I am taking a deep breath. I am staying on course.  I could choose to eat junk food, but at the end of the day I would not be content with myself.

Today I choose to make smart food choices, workout a bit, be a little nicer, a little calmer, a little happier. Today I am choosing to have a winning attitude, and maybe, just maybe, I can get through all these changes.

Today I will find the positive in everything I can.

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