Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Beam us up, Scotty ...



todAAy is the 5th A.A. Sobriety Anniversary of Scott W., my first close friend in recovery.

Partially through his blog and daily gratitude lists, Scott teaches me about attitude. But mainly, he shows me about attitude because I see him several days each week. After some exhausting searching, I found a video of Scott when he was young. It's self-explanatory.


And I found this little writing that I will dedicate to Scott today, his special day.

Attitude

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 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!



HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCOTT!!!!!!!


15 comments:

big Jenn said...

Thank You!! jeNN

Bill said...

Now I see that Scott has always been special. (That guy off to the side in the white shirt certainly has a lot of sponsees)

Pam said...

It's not often that I laugh out loud in the morning!!! thanks dave

Findon said...

Boy I am so glad there was no video when I was at school. Send a happy birthday to Scot for me.

Trailboss said...

Yeppers, I remember when he did that song and dance. I was right there hooping and hollering.

♥Shann♥ said...

I love too how Scott always shares his attitude of gratitude and you too daave thanks for being a good friend!

Scott W said...

SUPER DUPER!

Thanks, Dave. You always knew I was cute, now the world knows!

I have to tell you that I went to see Young Frankenstein with college mates and my friends were concerned I would pass out from laughing at the monster doing Puttin' on the Ritz!

So, thanks for the laughs, thanks for the good examples you set and thanks for being my friend.

~ Tabitha ~ said...

You are such a great friend to Scott!

Lou said...

Today was one of those days when I was dwelling on the odds of sobriety..less than 50% some docs say. I was thinking of all the reasons not to be hopeful. Your post reminded me of the intangibles. God's hand, attitude, unwavering love.
It was much needed & appreciated.

Syd said...

That's great Dave. I knew Scott was special.

J-Online said...

Happy Birthday Scott! Dave you did it up right this year! Thanks

Zanejabbers said...

wHAT A NICE TRIBUTE DAAVE. He sure knew how to cut a rug in those days. hee hee.

Mary Christine said...

Thanks Daave. I loved that video. And I love Scott, and I love YOU!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Perfect!

dailypiglet said...

this is an awesome tribute to an awesome person!

love that little boy dancing.