"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."
Ida Scott Taylor
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Is Your Attitude Contagious?
Attitudes are Contagious Is Yours Worth Catching?
I saw this sign posted in a school classroom today. It seems these days all kinds of things are going around, such as the awful flu, colds, fevers, diseases etc.... We do everything we can to keep from catching any one of these bugs that seem to be invading the air these days, including staying away from someone with a bad attitude!
After reading this sign, it made me think about the good things we can catch from others. We can catch a smile that makes us happier. We can catch someone doing a good deed for another and seeing the gratefulness in the reciever's eyes and expressions. We can catch our children and grandchildren loving life with their excitement and wonder, which I don't know about you, but it makes me get down and act like a child myself while joining in with them in fun. We can catch a good ole' belly laugh when someone very comical and funny uses their magical gift on us. The list could go on and on!
When it comes to our attitude, I hope mine will be on the Good list instead of the bad list and that someone will want to catch it. Even when trials come and our lives are turned upside down, we can choose to have a joyful attitude with the Lord's help. And in doing so, someone is going to notice and want to catch it from us.
"Be mindful to be a blessing..."
If you've caught someone with a good attitude lately, will you share with me in a comment what you saw them do? What did you catch from them? Your comment may give us some new ideas!
Achoo..., oh excuse me! Now go out and catch the good attitude bug! Or better yet, may someone else catch it from you!