Friday, February 19, 2010


A few friends, blogging and other ( I dislike the term IRL- in real life, because my blogging friends are as real to me as any others) are having a tough time at the moment, what with health problems, financial problems, family problems and the general things that life throws at us.

I'd like to share with you this piece that I have in my "inspiration folder" -i.e. in a drawer with other such stuff, and to dedicate it to those people.

Dr. Charles Swindoll on Attitude:

"The longer I live the more I realise the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than fact. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home.

The remarkable thing is that we have a choice every day regarding the attitude that we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past, we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude...I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes."

I find this inspirational, particularly "We are in charge of our attitudes", and together with living in the present, this is what I try to embrace as my mantra for living. I don't succeed all the time, but I keep trying.

Hope you enjoyed it!


  1. Hi Mimi,

    I found this very inspirational as well...... thank you for posting it!! I needed to read this today:)

    You are such a sweet friend.... thank you for your words of encouragement and support!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!



  2. I agree with you!!!
    Here's a saying that is on the wall I read yesterday sitting in the dentists chair. :-)
    Attitude - the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.

  3. This is great advice - your attitude is the one thing you can always change :)

  4. Excellent outlook on life, thanks for the reminder.

  5. I couldn't agree more. My mother always used to say 'Stop talking about it and it will go away.
    And it always did!

  6. Mimi, thank you for this lesson on attitudes. When things are tough it's good to remember this. It will help me get through... Thanks again! :)

  7. Thanks for posting at "Maxine on Saturday." If you have photo-editing software you can write what you want on a blank Maxine and then save it for posting.

  8. Wise advise indeed. It takes practice but it's doable for sure. Lovely photo too. :)

  9. Fabulous sentiments - Very inspirational.

  10. I love that picture. And I LOVE Dr. Swindoll. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post today!