|Ladies In Waiting|
painting by Margaret Keane
Research shows unequivocally how important a positive attitude is. Attitude influences every circumstance that one may face in life. Perhaps Hugh Downs said it best, “A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” Most people find themselves attracted to individuals who possess such uplifting personalities, whether they understand why or not. They make people feel good.
Like most behaviors a positive attitude is something that is learned and developed. It’s through life experiences where this is learned.
Winston Churchill understood this well, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Or learn from Ziggy, “You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.” The decision is yours. Remember though, a choice takes but a moment but last forever.
*Excerpt taken from the book, Quote Me: World’s Most Inspiring Words.
August 1, 2009