Wednesday, July 19, 2006



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 circumstances, than failures, than successes. . . . than what other people think. . . . . or say. . . . . . . . or do.

It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home.

The remarkable thing is ….. that we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for the day.

We cannot change our 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 is play the on the one string we have … our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% of what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. And so it is with you.
We are in charge of our attitudes!
Author unknown

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I'm going for the recovery attitude today (see above)

that I have been taking care of business

for my 2 tool boxes -- one with a hammer, screw drivers and nails; the other filled with ways to live sober

for the newly sober guys I'm working with who constantly show me why we do these things instead of continuing to abuse our minds and bodies

that I got to chat with Kenny this morning

Your dog is licking your hand while watering your leg.
Denial Is Not a River in Egypt


Scott W said...

That great quote is by Charles R. Swindoll. Just why is it easier some days to have a great attitude and other days not so easy?


I ask myself the same ? Scott.
I'm jealous you got to talk with Kenny.
I'm grateful for you dAAve.
I see you,

Mary Christine said...

Right on my sober attitude friend.

sirreene said...

So true about attitudes. Thank goodness for the tools to do "attitude" adjustments and to have the knowledge to begin a day over at any time.

psychbaby said...

Have an extra toolbox hangin' around?

Thanks for my morning motivation Daave!

Scott said...

I love that quote, thanks for sharing it with us.... Attitude really is everything!

peace to you my friend!

lash505 said...

For the first time you are right. lol It's that 10% that I want.

Ricky!!! said...

Kenny is cool!

Charlie said...

Excellent quote! True, attitude is a very important factor in deciding how we will live our day to day lives.