An Attitude Adjustment

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By: Marlene Affeld

Attitude is either a positive or negative response to people, ideas, life events or almost anything that impacts your daily life. When you have a positive attitude, life flows smoothly, when you focus on the negative, you receive more of the same.

Do you embrace life and live in an “Attitude of Gratitude” or do you waste a good portion of your day feeling sorry for yourself and counting and recounting your troubles like beads on a rosary?

Stop a moment, grab a pen and paper and write down a list of all the things you have to be grateful for today. Start with the little things like gratitude for the vision that allows you to read these words. As you count your blessings, the list grows longer and longer.

Are you grateful for all your life experiences: good and bad? One of the most difficult spiritual lessons to accept is that everything that occurs in our life happens for a reason. There are no accidents. We create our reality. If you dislike what you have created, begin again. Life is a continuous process of renewal and rebirth. There are lessons learned from every situation. While we can’t always control what happens to us, we can always control our response.

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