What is your attitude?

By BY GARY ANDREWS GARY@GADEVOTIONALS.COM,

I read something not long ago that went like this; “A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere till you change it.”

What words could be truer when someone is trying to advance their status among family, friends, and co-workers. Everyone knows that when a car has a flat tire you can continue to drive on it, but it will destroy the tire and possibly break or weaken something else on the car. The same holds true with a bad attitude when it is not corrected especially among family and friends. You can lose both if you don’t recognize it is your attitude problem instead of blaming everything on everyone else.

Viktor Frankl once said; “We have a right to choose our attitude.” It is our choice each morning when we arise to face the day what kind of attitude we are going to display. One never knows exactly what kind of day we will experience but we can determine if we are going to smile at people, be grateful for what we have, speak to others but more importantly listen to people as they speak to us, comprehend what they are saying to us, and above all pray for a discerning spirit that we may be an encourager to all we meet.

Even though we may face uneventful situations we should realize that God is in control and He will meet our every need and help us work through unpleasantries. Let’s forget about the negative aspects of life even though they slap us in the face. Let’s have a gratitude that affects our attitude so we can make a difference in someone’s life.

Let’s remember what the Apostle Paul told the Philippians in chapter 2:14-15; “Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless; children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,…”

“We must become the change we wish to see in the world.” This was a statement made by Mahatma Gandhi. This speaks to anyone who will listen and has the desire to be the very best they can. Your attitude creates feelings watched and understood by others. You can be the deciding factor when you help others change their moods by boosting them upward and forward in their belief and their thinking. Be the person that is always smiling even when you seem to be in a downward spiral. When you smile people will smile back at you decreasing the frowns on some faces. Always remember that a smile is something you can give away but never lose. Smiles are contagious just as attitudes are.

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