*Friendship Is A Priceless Gift
Helen Steiner Rice
How many of you would raise your hands and say, "my friend in the past I've had a bad morning? How many of you say you've had a bad day? A bad week? Bad days happen, don't they?
If you look at the journey of many people, the thing that absolutely stands out is that we have or had a lot of very difficult times, lost some of the best years of our lives. Yet, not one time will you see me keep a bad attitude in reaction to negative events, You see, I realized that it's not what happens to you, it's what happens in you that really counts.
You see, you and I cannot choose all the time what will happen to us, but we can choose at all times what happens within us. We cannot always choose the spirit of another toward us, but we can always choose the spirit within ourselves toward others. Why? Because our attitude is a choice. The attitude I have today is an attitude that I have chosen. The attitude that you have right now is the attitude that you have chosen. It's a choice.
Many would rather blame someone else for their attitude? It's my boss, it's my work, it's my physical ailment, it's my spouse. We all would like to blame someone else for the attitude we have when it's not a good attitude. However, to be honest with you, it's a personal choice.
© Copyright Marilyn Blanchard 2009
Friendship is a priceless gift