"The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything."
Six attitudes that can make a difference in any situation:
Let’s stay Calm.
Let’s accept this setback gracefully.
I can take this and more.
I’ll turn this defeat into victory.
Bowed but not broken.
Still goodwill toward men.
“Overlook my youthful sins, O Lord! Look at me instead through eyes of mercy and forgiveness, through eyes of everlasting love and kindness.”
As a mother I watch my child closely and I can see things about her that she doesn’t need to express in words. Sometimes when she is not talking and I can just observe, that is when she says the most to me.
A mother’s instinct. A father’s instinct. It comes natural for parents and children if they pay attention to each other.
Can our eyes see others the same way?
Can our eyes see when someone is tired or discouraged or sad?
What about if they are in need, or have something on their mind they might need to talk over with a friend? What about seeing the good in someone we really do not like?
Every day I deal with the public. I am the voice they hear on the phone, I am the face they see and how I handle every situation can determine if they will be back. I have truck drivers call me for directions, I have customers call me with needs, I have an opportunity to make an impression with everyone I come in contact with, even those people I really do not like.
The thing I never forget is that every person wants to know they have a friend out there, someone to give them good directions, someone to meet their needs, someone to help them with their problems.
Each day I do what I can and treat each person like they are important.
I know that God is doing the same for each of us. We are important to God. I like to know that God is looking at us with “eyes of mercy and forgiveness , through eyes of everlasting love and kindness.”
May God be with you and your attitude towards others and practice the six attitudes listed above in any situation, the attitude you deal with a situation has the power to change the situation in an extra-ordinary way.
A change in season, a change in me.
Grace and mercy to you from God our father.