The Attitude Leash: Where Is It Taking You?

“For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.”  Proverbs 15:15

Our attitude determines what we see around us and how we perceive what happens to us.  For those looking through the eyes of hopelessness, despair and negativity, every day brings trouble and more problems.  For the one who chooses contentment and looks for all the good going on around him or her, life is a continual feast.

Toward what destination is your attitude taking you?  Trouble or feasting.

Consider these additional inspiring statements made about attitude…  (from http://www.quotegarden.com/attitude.html).

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.  ~Winston Churchill

Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.  ~Author Unknown

To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have.  ~Ken S. Keyes, Jr., Handbook to Higher Consciousness

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.  ~Scott Hamilton

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.  ~Herm Albright, quoted in Reader’s Digest, June 1995

Attitudes are contagious.  Are yours worth catching?  ~Dennis and Wendy Mannering

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.  ~Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book

If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.  ~Oscar Wilde

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.  ~Voltaire

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.  ~Ancient Persian Saying

It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to.  ~Annie Gottlier

Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts.  It’s what you do with what you have left.  ~Hubert Humphrey

There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly.  You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.  ~Roald Dahl

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.  ~George Santayana

Happiness is an attitude.  We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong.  The amount of work is the same.  ~Francesca Reigler

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.  ~Mary Engelbreit

So often time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key.  ~The Eagles, “Already Gone”

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.  ~Samuel Johnson

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.  ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Life’s Little Instruction Book

Every thought is a seed.  If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious.  ~Bill Meyer

We find things where we look for them, which is why I never look for a golf ball out of bounds.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.  ~Oscar Wilde,Lady Windermere’s Fan, 1893

If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.  ~Vince Lombardi

My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants.  ~J. Brotherton

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.  ~Publius Terentius Afer

Just because you’re miserable doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your life.  ~Annette Goodheart

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.  ~Albert Camus, Lyrical and Critical Essays

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.  ~William J. Bennett, The Book of Virtues

I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.  ~Abraham Lincoln

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