A topic that you’ve heard me talk about again and again is attitude. A friend went to the library the other day and practically gushed over how nice the gentleman who assisted her had been. Of course I always get excited when I hear stories like that because it encourages me that there are more people being hired and born who are capable of treating others with respect and kindness, and simply enjoy being alive. It’s easy to get bogged down by the scum of this world, yet we all have the choice each day whether we’re going to be bogged down or if we’re going to be better than that.
It’s been proven over and over that if your think things will go well or think they won’t you’ll be right. Your attitude towards things makes a big difference in what you see as possible and the opportunities you’ll believe in. If you believe there is no hope for you, you’re probably right, as no one will be able to convince you otherwise.
When you stop believing that life has possibilities, that there is hope for people yet and that tomorrow can be a better day, you’re missing out on much of what life has to offer. Even in this world of corruption and sin, I still believe there is hope for each and every person. It starts with a positive attitude and continues with our topic this month, forgiveness.
Why forgiveness? Because when you’ve been living with the wrong attitude for as long as some people have, not only does a lot of forgiveness need to be extended to them, but they also have to do a lot of forgiving of themselves. You can’t move forward with a clear conscience and truly positive attitude if you’re not willing to let go of the past and move to embrace the future.
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” Thomas Jefferson