*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 we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that 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 on the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.*
Copyright 2011. The sun peaking through the clouds on our first day at the beach :)
Nags Head, NC - June 2011.
*Mom says each of us has a veil between ourselves and the rest of the world, like a bride wears on her wedding day, except this kind of veil is invisible. We walk around happily with these invisible veils hanging down over our faces. The world is kind of blurry, and we like it that way.
But sometimes our veils are pushed away for a few moments, like there's a wind blowing it from our faces. And when the veil lifts, we can see the world as it really is, just for those few seconds before it settles down again. We see all the beauty, and cruelty, and sadness and love. But mostly we are happy not to. Some people learn to life the veil themselves. Then they don't have to depend on the wind anymore.*
Nags Head, North Carolina - The sunset over Jockey's Ridge last September.
We were out taking photos of the sunset over Jockey's Ridge in Nags Head, NC during our vacation in September when this family walked up over the ridge. I thought it was too beautiful not to capture. And it's definitely fitting for my 365 Day's Blog since we're here in Nags Head for our annual trip right now.