Thursday, December 28, 2006

attitude is everything...

I have a friend that is currently battling breast cancer.
I know she's going to have a tough battle ahead of her this year and some days are going to be so tough she's going to want to curl up in a little bitty ball and roll away.
but in my heart I just know she's going to be okay.
I just feel it and Im going to believe it.

I read something on one of my most favorite blogs a few days ago that really struck a note with me about attitude and I wanted to share it here ~ especially for my friend Sonya.
Its true that attitude is everything, and especially during tough times.
I witnessed Justin's battle with his cancer and what always amazed me about him was his upbeat attitude. Im sure it was mostly for my benefit, and I would try so hard not to cry when I spoke to him on the phone, but he always had a big smile on his face and he would tell me he was doing great, even when I knew he was knocked out on pain killers. I admired him so much for that. So here's the story.
"a lady woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head. "well, she said, i think i'll braid my hair today." so she did. and she had a wonderful day. the next day, she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head. "hmm, she said, "i think i'll part my hair down the middle today". so she did and she had a grand day. the next day, she woke up, looked in the mirror, and noticed only one hair on her head. "well", she said, " today i'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail". so she did and she had a fun, fun day. the next day, she woke up, looked in the mirror, and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head. "YEA!", she exclaimed, "i don't have to fix my hair today!

attitude is everything. have a good day! be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."

Im going do add this mantra to my 2007 resolutions.
So please join me and make it a good day...everyday!

and then there's this recipe for a happy new year.

A Good Recipe for a Happy New Year

Take twelve whole months.
Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate and jealousy.
Make them as fresh and clean as possible...
Now cut up each month in twenty-eight, thirty, or thirty-one different parts,
but don't make up the whole batch as once.
Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients...

Mix well into each day one part of faith,
one part of patience,
one part of courage,
and one part of work.

Add to each day one part of hope,
faithfulness,
generosity
and kindness.

Blend with one part prayer,
one part meditation
and one good deed.

Season the whole with a dash of good spirits,
a sprinkle of fun,
a pinch of play
and a cupful of good humor...

Pour all of this into a vessel of love.
Cook thoroughly over radiant joy,
garnish with a smile
and serve with quietness, unselfishness and cheerfulness.

You're bound to have a HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Author unknown

2 comments:

Suzelle said...

These words are so powerful Susan. Really made me think and makes me want to work on myself this new year....my attitide, my patience, my helping people...just being a good person. Thank you Susan !!!!

maria said...

Hi Susan! You are so absolutely right. Attitude is everyting! I loved this post! Thanks so much for sharing. Have an awesome New Year's Eve celebration tomorrow night. I hope 2007 will bring you MANY blessings!