Once upon a time…
92-year old Harriet was a petite, well-poised, proud lady. Each morning by eight o’clock she was immaculately dressed, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied – even though Harriet was legally blind. Today was a particularly special day because Harriet was changing residences to move into a nursing home. Her husband of 70-years recently passed away, making the move necessary.
After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, Harriet smiled sweetly when it was announced that her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, the nurse provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window.
“I love it!” Harriet stated, with the enthusiasm of an 8-year old on Christmas morning.
The nurse said, “Mrs. Jones, you haven’t seen the room yet, just wait.”
“That doesn’t have anything to do with it,” Harriet replied.
“Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn’t depend on how the furniture is arranged … it’s how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it. It’s a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or I can get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I’ll focus on a new day and all the happy memories I’ve stored away just for this time in my life.”
“Life is 10 percent what you make it
and 90 percent how you take it.”
― Irving Berlin
Moral of the Story:
Your attitude determines how you experience the world. You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control the way you think about it. You always have a choice to face what life presents you. Choose to face it with a positive mental attitude. Success is not only measured by what you accomplish, it’s also measured by your attitude while doing it. You must decide if you are going to rob the world or bless it with the rich, valuable, potent, untapped skills and talents locked away inside of you.
Beware of those who are bored and not passionate about life, they will bore you with reasons for not living. Attitude is more important than facts and more important than the past. Attitude is more important than education, money, or circumstances; more than failures and success, and what other people think, say, or do. It is more important than appearance, ability, or skill. It will make or break a business, a home, a friendship, or an organisation. Are your desires important enough to make you willing to face your fears? Do you want it bad enough? The choice is yours. You can choose to change your attitude from resignation to commitment, from a state of fear to a state of love. Check your attitude. Raise the bar. Beat your best efforts. You have much more inside you than you are willing to admit.
“With hair, heels, and attitude, honey, I am through the roof.”
Affirmation: The world is my oyster!
I love my life! My heart is open and I radiate love. I see everything with loving eyes, and I love everything I see. Prosperity is drawn to me because I am a magnet for success. I am aligned with the energy of abundance. Money flows to me easily and effortlessly. I am grateful for all that I am, for all that I have, and for all that I experience. I know that old, negative patterns no longer limit me. I let them go with ease. I am forgiving, loving, gentle, and kind, and I know that life loves me. I radiate love and others reflect love back to me. I love and accept myself exactly as I am right now. I love my body and it rewards me with amazing sensations and vibrant health. Each morning I wake up with thoughts and feelings that are nourishing. I am enthusiastic about every second of my life.
“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre