“A” is for Attitude

I decided I want to write more. So this is my humble attempt.

In a past season I wrote a handful of these ABC entries and I moved them over to My Whirlwind Life. So if the story itself seems dated in some way… that’s because I wrote it a few years ago.

Attitude

noun  
1.
 manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation, especially of the mind:
a negative attitude; group attitudes.
 2.
position or posture of the body appropriate to or expressive of an action, emotion, etc.

The funny thing is that we get to choose our own attitudes. In a moment, in a second, no matter what we are going through… We get to choose our manner, disposition, feeling and orientation of our minds.

I may have so many things to do in any given day, or even any given hour. I can let that overwhelm me, and make me anxious or down. OR I can choose to be joyful, and embrace what I have ahead of me.

Today it’s rainy, my checking account has a $70 balance, I feel sore and achy, my baby is screaming and I’m hungry. But I have shelter from the rain, checks will come soon enough, tylonol kicks in, she just wants to hug me instead of playing with her toys, and my husband is making delicious cauliflower cheddar soup.

I chose to smile and not let anything steal the joy I can have today, staying at home with my family. Satan wants to steal our joy, he wants us to sit around and complain. Satan’s delight is for us to not see and enjoy the blessings God has given us. I refuse.

Thank you Lord for all you have blessed us with! I choose to have a positive attitude… And I pray for conviction in the times when I have a wrong attitude and I pray that you help me to be joyful and at peace no matter what the day ahead of me holds.

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