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I choose to have a positive attitude today.

Thank You, Lord.
Lord, thank you for this sink of dirty dishes; we have plenty of food to eat. Thank you for this pile of dirty, stinky laundry; we have plenty of nice clothes to wear. And I would like to thank you, Lord, for those unmade beds; they were so warm and comfortable last night. I know that many have no bed.

My thanks to you, Lord, for this bathroom, complete with all splattered mess, the soggy, grimy towels, and the dirty toilets; they are so convenient.
Thank you for this finger-smudged refrigerator that needs defrosting so badly; it has served us faithfully for many years. It is full of cold drinks and enough leftovers for two or three meals. Thank you, Lord, for this oven that absolutely must be cleaned today; it has baked so many things over the years.
The whole family is grateful for that tall grass that needs mowing and the lawn that needs raking; we all enjoy the yard. Thank you, Lord, even for that slamming door. My kids are healthy and are able to run and play.
Lord, the presence of all these chores awaiting me, say you have richly blessed my family. I shall do them cheerfully and I shall do them gratefully.
Even though I clutch my blankets and growl when the alarm rings, thank you Lord that I can hear. There are many who are deaf.

Even though I keep my eyes closed against the morning light as long as possible, thank you Lord that I can see. There are many who are blind.

Even though I huddle in my bed and put off writing, thank you Lord that I have the strength to rise. There are many who are bedridden.

Even though the first hours of my day are hectic when socks are lost, toast is burned, tempers are short and my children are loud, thank you Lord for my family; there are many who are lonely. Even though our breakfast table never looks like the pictures in the magazines and the menu is at times not balanced, thank you Lord for the food we have; there are many who are hungry. Even though the routine of my job is often monotonous, thank you Lord for the opportunity to work. There are many who have no job.
Even though I grumble and bemoan my fate from day to day and wish my circumstances were not so modest…

thank you Lord, for life!

(Author Unknown)

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I have this poem on the wall next to my bed, with the idea that I’ll read it each day. A control freak like me needs something like this!

“What I can control”

I cannot control…

the length of my life, but

I can control its width and depth.

I cannot control…

the contour of my countenance, but

I can control its width and expression.

I cannot control…

another’s anoying habits, but

I can control my own.

I cannot control…

the distance my head is above the ground, but

I can control the height of the contents I feed into it.

Please God,

help me to do something about what I can control,

and leave all else in Your hands today.

I am an optimist. And I like that about myself.

I would prefer to see the good in any situation, rather than the bad.

Today, in my attitude, I plan on choosing joy. I can control at least that much.

What’s your choice today?