October is National Positive Attitude Month. For me, so is every other month that has one or more Wednesdays in it. I'm all about the optimism. Want a happier life? It's up to you. Work on a new and improved attitude...
JOURNEY WITH PURPOSE - It's natural to be pessimistic when everything seems pointless. You've gotta know what you're doing, where you're going and, if God has shown you, how you're getting there and why. (Sometimes He keeps the how and why to Himself to increase our faith. It makes the journey more interesting.) Knowing that every job is all a part of God's on-the-job training program, you can put a positive spin on even the most mundane task. Even if you don't know what the purpose is, you can know there is one and that results in a more positive approach no matter what's on the To-Do List today.
FIND THE HUMOR - So...You dropped your phone in the toilet, you dropped the toast on the newly mopped floor..jelly-side down, and your jaw dropped to the floor when you found your child and your dog both covered in syrup, flour, and cheerios while your precious little girl has glued fidget spinners to the antique coffee table. And it's only 7:35 a.m.. Breathe. Go on and laugh. Who knows...maybe you'll write a blog about it one day.
IN ALL THINGS, GRATITUDE - This is the big one. Once you begin speaking out loud the things you have to be thankful for, blessings will be all you'll see. Gratitude feeds on itself just like negativity spawns more negativity. Begin to list everything in your life that you're grateful for. Gratitude is contagious, too. Set your joy thermostat by turning up the gratitude. You'll change your thinking and your atmosphere. Start now... Father, Thank You for _____
Remember: You are not a bystander, an onlooker. This is the life God gave you. You have the power to choose your attitude. Enjoy!