This particular post goes out to my inspiration for blogging, smiling, and always trying to uphold a positive outlook on life: Christine Terminello. Running into you today really put a spring in my step and lifted my stressful spirits substantially!
The title of this post is not only the words of Miss Terminello herself, but they also got me thinking as I trekked along to my 2:30 psychology of learning class. The attitude that you have every day can obviously be influenced by outside events and things that may be out of your control, but ultimately how you react to the things that happen to you is your choice, and nobody else's. You are in control of how you react to the not-so-great or stressful situations that go along with leading a busy life. In short, you have the power to choose your attitude.
So why do we feel like sometimes our attitudes and our reactions to certain things that happen to us are beyond our control? Are we naturally just passive creatures? I would like to think, no we definitely are not. Part of the challenge of undertaking stressful endeavors is the end result- the satisfaction and pride that can only be felt when you step back and look at what you have accomplished and see the people you have inspired, influenced and helped. And maybe, just maybe, if you choose the right outlook to have and the right attitude, the journey will be that much more enjoyable, no matter how bumpy the ride may get.
some happy things to make you smile:
we're off to see the wizard...
it really is.
half the fun is discovering what your "bliss" is! #adventurous
and we wouldn't have it any other way.