Ever since I was a little girl, my mom has inspired me with many of her favorite quotes, prayers, and Bible verses. Today, I want to write about one of her favorite quotes…
Attitude is everything!
In the past few days walking around campus–walking through each of my days–I have realized all the more just how true this quote is. It’s easy to say flippantly, “Attitude is everything,” as if it’s the inside of a greeting card. But to really believe these words and to see them as true through your own life…this is the critical step.
Take a college exam for an example. There are many different ways to think about it. With one attitude, I could say, “Urrrrrrggggghhhhhh! An exam! Prrroooooocccccrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaassssssstionation (procrastination) has gotten me again, and I have waited too late to study.” On the other hand, I’m trying to learn to adopt this mindset: Let’s have a competition to see just how well you know the material! Just like a lacrosse game, see if you can practice and win!
Our attitude has just as large of an impact on our relationship with God, as well. Every that we face temptation to sin, you can look at the situation one of many different ways. You can see the temptation/sin as just one more guilt to sweep under the rug of emotions in your heart, or you can see it as an opportunity to ask God for grace and strength!
Always adopt an attitude that gives you a thankful heart!
Today, I encourage you to look for all the different places in your life where attitude is everything. Look for the times in your life when becoming disappointed, upset, or even embarrassed would be easiest, but remember that Colossians 3:15 says, “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.”
Today, go out and be thankful! Go and spread some Sonshine