The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: What You FIND Depends on the Attitude You Have While You’re Looking!
Quotes of the Day:
“You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” ~Martha Washington
“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” ~C. JoyBell C.
The Single Woman Says:
One day, not so long ago, I was searching for my Taylor Swift “Speak Now” CD in my car and getting very frustrated because I couldn’t find it. This was my second copy of the CD, as I had left the first copy I bought in a friend’s car – so you can imagine my irritation when the second copy went missing, too. I searched through every nook and cranny in my car: nothing. I removed all the CD’s from my CD holder and went through them one by one: nothing. I looked everywhere I could think to look, tearing through my car like a madwoman (because when I get on a mission to find something, look out) and still: nothing. And all the while, I was getting madder and madder. My attitude was by this point, after a half hour fruitlessly searching for a CD I wanted so badly to listen to and getting nowhere, in a word: Sucky. Yes, a terrible, awful, no good, very bad attitude had overtaken me, and there was nothing anyone could say or do to shake it, lighten it, or change it.
A few days later, once the storm cloud of my missing CD had passed and I had let go of all hope of finding it, I was driving along, once again, when I had the sudden urge to hear “My Redeemer Lives” by Nicole C. Mullen. I was feeling happy, lighthearted, and thankful for the beautiful day and wanted to listen to a song that would convey my gratitude to God. I flipped open my CD case and located the CD, and as I pulled it out, guess which CD was sitting right behind it, smiling up at me? Yep, my Taylor Swift CD! Though I had literally ripped apart my CD case a few days before and gone through every CD individually and not located the CD, it was somehow magically back in my CD case. And it was hiding behind another CD that represented gratitude and happiness and a good attitude and praising God! Though some of you might see that as merely a coincidence, and say the Taylor Swift CD was there the entire time and I just somehow missed it, I disagree. No, I think it was God’s way of showing me that the things I find in life depend entirely upon the attitude I have when I go looking for them! When I had a terrible attitude and was whiny and irritable and frustrated and grumpy, the very thing I was looking for eluded me. But when I let go of the bad attitude, let go of the thing I was looking for, and approached life with happiness and graciousness and positivity, the thing that had eluded me FOUND ME! What a lesson.
I tell you this little story today to remind you that when things you want seem to be moving further and further away, perhaps you need not a lane shift but an attitude shift. Maybe you’re moving in the RIGHT direction, but with the WRONG attitude. Everything you want and long for and dream of is attainable and is possible and is achievable…but a bad attitude cannot and will not ever carry you into a great destiny. So change your attitude = change your life. Sometimes it really IS that simple!