From the Idea Garden – Attitude is Everything

A relative of mine is in a care facility recovering from a stroke. I visited her yesterday. She spent a lot of time complaining about the food, the other residents, the people who care for her, her apartment and the care she’s receiving. My heart broke for her.

As I left, I met a woman outside on a handicapped scooter. I said hi to her. She smiled back and said, “I’m just out here enjoying the winter.”

“I love snow,” I said.

“Oh, so do I,” she said. A big grin brightened her face.

Now, that was someone who embraced her life circumstances and found blessings in little things.

How does attitude affect the way you face life? Have you ever had to change your attitude to cope with a new life situation? How did God help you do that? What did you learn about God? What did you learn about yourself?

How can you use these insights in your writing?

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Posted on February 24, 2013, in inspiration, writer's life, writing, writing ideas and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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