May 26: How’s Your Attitude?

Christian pastor Charles Swindoll, who’s authored books like Encouragement for Life, once wrote the following about the importance of attitude in creating a successful life:

“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 on the one string we have, and that is our attitude…I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it.”

Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger. 

(Ephesians 4:31)

May Your love inspire a positive attitude in me, Jesus.

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