Developing a Positive Attitude

I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight.<>

My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.<>

Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.<>

Today I can feel sad that I don’t have more money or I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.<>

Today I can grumble about my health or I can rejoice that I am alive.<>

Today I can lament over all that my parents didn’t give me when I was growing up or I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.<>

Today I can cry because roses have thorns or I can celebrate that thorns have roses.<>

Today I can mourn my lack of friends or I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new job relationships.<>

Today I can whine because I have to go to work or I can shout for joy because I have a job to go to!<>

Today I can complain because I have to go to school or eagerly open my mind and fill it with knowledge and adventure.<>

Today I can dejectedly murmur because I have housework to do or I can feel grateful for shelter for my mind, body and soul.<>

Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped, and here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping.<>

What today will be like is up to me. And I shall decide what kind of day I shall have!”<>

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