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Changing Our Outlook

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I was listening to a Joyce Meyer conference in which she states how our lives could change for the better with a little adjustment in our attitude.

Here are some interesting things she said:

Should you be grumpy because you had a hard time sleeping, think of the homeless family that has no bed to lie in.

Should you find yourself stuck in traffic, don't despair as there are people in the world for whom driving an automobile is an unheard of privilege.

Should you have a bad day at work, think of the man or woman who has been out of work for three months.

Should you despair over a troublesome relationship, think of the person who has never even known what it is like to love or to be loved.

Should you grieve over the fact that your boss denied your request to work four days a week and have a three day weekend, think of the woman in dire straits working twelve hours a day seven days a week for $10 a week just to feed her family in a third world country.

Should your car break down leaving you a mile away from assistance, think of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity to take that walk.

Should you not get the parking place you wanted and you had to walk a couple of blocks and you complained, it's time for an attitude adjustment.

Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror, think of the cancer patient in chemotherapy who wishes she even had some hair to examine.

Should you find yourself discouraged because you can't decide what your life's calling is, be thankful as there are those who didn't even live long enough to get the opportunity to think about what their life's calling might be.

Should you find yourself the victim of other people's bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities remember things could be worse - you could be that person.

Here is an interesting question:

Is your problem really your problem or is it your attitude toward your problem that's your problem?

There are people in the world who have the exact same problem that you do but yet they are a lot happier than you are and there are people who have a much worse problem than you do and yet they are a lot happier than you are. It's not about the problem. It's about the way they decide to look at their problem.

Your attitude affects you and everyone around you, therefore:

Change your outlook and change your life!

Have a wonderful day!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SW33TG33KGIRL 11/29/2011 8:41AM

    I love this blog and it is so true ;)

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STEVENGO2 11/28/2011 10:58PM

    Amen ~ thanks Bob for sharing such a thoughtful blog. We have so much to be grateful for ~ look at the glass half full. I really enjoyed this blog it made me consider my attitude and realize I should be thankful for so many great things in my life!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/21/2011 11:11AM

    Attitude definitely is everything! We cannot control every situation in our lives, but we certainly can control our responses to situations!

I have learned sooooo much from Spark in this area. And it doesn't necessarily have to do with weight loss per se, but definitely our lifestyle, and that DOES affect our weight and health!

Free will is something God granted us and it is up to us to use it wisely.

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FVHORVATH 11/21/2011 11:07AM

    What a great way to think of things. This is one I will have to remember.

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APIRLRAIN888 11/20/2011 10:44PM

    awesome... sometime my problem aint even mine!!!!!!! and i feel i worry more then the owner of problem ;p

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CATHOLICCORGI 11/20/2011 10:24PM

    As always, Joyce tells it like it is!
Thanks so much for sharing... I needed to hear this word from the Lord today!
Peace be with you!
May your Thanksgiving be filled with joy!

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NATPLUMMER 11/20/2011 8:28PM


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SPEEDY143 11/20/2011 6:33PM

    Amen to that Bob emoticon Thanks for the reminder emoticon

I pray your Thanksgiving holiday is as positive as YOU are... somehow I believe it will be emoticon

emoticon Linda

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LARIESHA 11/20/2011 3:33PM

    Love this! Thanks for sharing!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/20/2011 3:31PM

    There is definitely someone who has it worse.

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GRACEISENUF 11/20/2011 2:44PM

    Great advice!

"An attitude of gratitude changes EVERYTHING".

When we are praising and thanking God for our blessings we CANNOT grumble at the same time. (me) :)

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