Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A is for Attitude



  Attitude is one of the most contagious things I have encountered.  It is so easy to catch a case of the grumps. Once contracted they can be difficult to get rid of. I've tried many traditional remedies including chocolate, coffee and losing myself in a book, all with varying amounts of success.  The odd thing about attitude is that it gives us a choice. We can catch it or we can shake our heads and choose for ourselves what tone we want for our day. Chocolate, coffee and a good book may still be in order as maintaining an attitude of choice can be somewhat tricky.
I challenge you to choose your attitude for yourself and make it work for you, not the other way around.

Happy blogging everybody!!!

27 comments:

  1. I completely agree. We can always choose what happens to us, but we can always choose how we respond to it. Great post.

    Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm

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  2. What a great post. You're right. Attitude is everything. Coffee and a good book helps, but if you choose to have a positive attitude, it does wonders for your outlook.

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    1. It does! Even the coffee tastes better :)

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  3. Excellent - I concur! See you around the water cooler!

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  4. I like to use those traditional remedies daily in order to avoid the bad-attitute-illness reaching me. It doesn't always work...but as you said we can choose how we let it affect us. Great fun and positive post ;)

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    1. Thank you! ( I use them daily too...)

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  5. Amen (to use another A word, Sarah)! I'll pop over now and again to catch up with your posts. Love that this blog challenge lets me meet new writers.

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    1. It is a great way to meet other writers for sure!

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  6. Amen. Attitude is more contagious than the common cold. Especially bad attitude.

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  7. You're so right, Sarah: attitude is contagious. Someone's bad mood or negative talk can set a tone for everyone else. There's a place for being upset, and sometimes a negative comment is what's needed. But we really need to consider how our attitudes affect others before we decide to hold on to them.

    Good post, and a good start to your A-to-Z month! :)

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    1. Yes, its the holding on to the wrong attitude that really causes damage.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Such great advice! Thank you Sarah :)

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  9. Great advice! A bad attitude can be poison to ourselves and those around us, while a pleasant, positive attitude can rub off on others as well. Your remedies sound terrific, though I substitute a nap for a cup of joe :)

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    1. When my kids are bigger I think I'd gladly substitute a nap too. Right now they might tear down the house if I close my eyes, busy little guys that they are...

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  10. I love this post. Attitude has a greater impact than we often realise. And we do have a choice.

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  11. You are so right! My day job is working in a call center and I have so many co-workers that let one bad call ruin their entire day. And then they feel like every other call is bad too! I used to do this as well and had to make a conscious decision to just brush those off and get on with my life. It has made my job a lot more pleasant!

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  12. This is one of my favorite topics, Sarah. So important to check your attitude in the prayer closet. My son just gave a speech for a 4-H competition on the importance of having a good attitude. I'm very fortunate to have been able to pass along the very concept you are sharing to most of my kids, that is that your attitude is a choice. Be blessed and happy A to Z. Maria

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  13. From what I've read so far, you are a great model for a great attitude! :)

    Random Musings from the KristenHead — A is for 'Almost Human' (and Action and Androids)

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