Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Big had to memorize this last quarter.  There's a special place in my heart for an old fashioned English teacher who has kids memorize great works.  I'm really glad he chose this.

By Charles Swindoll

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.  Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.  It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than what others think or say or do.  It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.  It will make or break an organization . . . or a home.  The remarkable thing is that we have a choice everday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.  We cannot change the past.  We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.  We cannot change the inevitable.  The only thing we can do it play on the one string we have . . . and that is our attitude.  I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I respond to it.  And so it is with you.  You are in charge of your attitude.

I quizzed her at the kitchen table and listened to my moody pre-teen daughter, who is just beginning to step into her own and blossom into a comfortable, beautiful, confident young woman recite words that she'll remember many, many years from now.   The middle of this piece hits home for me.  I'm glad to have this piece on my refrigerator door.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Stealing this for my refrigerator door... and possibly for my blog...