Good morning everyone. I am very short on time this Friday morning. I have an assignment due at midnight tonight and my son (who was injured) has a doctor’s appointment today. So, I decided to repost one of my first “Feel Good Friday” articles. This post includes a poem called ATTITUDE by Charles Swindoll. I felt like this was appropriate for my life right now. I could be completely stressed right now and have a crabby negative attitude about the current circumstances of my life. But, as the final line of the poem says: LIFE IS 10% WHAT HAPPENS AND 90% HOW YOU REACT. So, I hope this is a helpful reminder for you. (I know it helped me today.)
This will be my final post until Tuesday.
There will be no allergy-free or
journal posts this weekend
or Monday posts.
HAVE A LOVELY
AND BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND!
GOD BLESS! NAMASTE!
NOW, ONTO THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE, ENJOY!
Last night, my son was inducted into the National Honor Society. At the ceremony, a past graduate of his high school was the guest speaker. She gave a very inspirational speech, telling her story of being a poor child in Jamaica, growing up a victim of abuse and neglect, after being abandoned by her mother when she was 1 1/2 years old. When she was 13 years old, she came to America to be with the mother who had abandoned her, only to have the abuse continue.
One particularly bad day, she turned to her favorite teacher and counselor to vent and cry. That teacher told her “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% what we make of it.” The teacher then handed her the poem from which the line came, ATTITUDE BY: CHARLES SWINDOLL. This teacher and the poem turned this girl’s life around. She proceeded to graduate with honors and earned not 1 but 5 scholarships to college. She graduated from college debt free, has a successful career, has a beautiful daughter of her own, and is starting her own business. She says she still has the poem her teacher gave her, in a frame on the wall of her home office.
I decided this poem is the perfect subject for today’s “Feel Good Friday.” So, remember, no matter what life hands you or what is going on in the world around you, it’s all about attitude. Life is what you make of it. One memorable line from the speaker last night:
“When life gave me lemons, I made lemonade. I made bridges with the bricks life threw at me.”
Below is a copy of the poem ATTITUDE BY: CHARLES SWINDOLL. (Which I created using Canva.-Thanks to Confessions of a Reborn Girl for that suggestion.) Below the poem, I’ve included a link to a free PDF version of the poem.
For a free PDF version click here: Attitude