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Attitude Shift

Friday, April 06, 2018


Ever noticed that your attitude influences your behavior? If my attitude is crap, then all I see is negative around me. If my attitude is positive, then I act differently, think differently, believe differently.

I'd noticed I'd been really angry the last couple of days. I work with some seriously negative women, and at times it affects me. It doesn't matter that some days I'm still a little angry about all the loss and grief and just missing my Sami. That stuff is normal. She is my kid, I'm supposed to miss her. But what do I do with that??

Well, I don't know about you guys, but when my attitude is crabby, it makes my life pretty miserable. So, what to do about it?!!

I took a longer walk. I talked to a friend about how I was feeling. I made a recovery meeting. I was honest about my feelings. And then, I surrendered that insanity to my Higher Power and let that stuff go.

I remember that I loved and still love my child, even though she is gone. I still love my youngest daughter, and every day with her is a gift. I love my job, even with the two grouchy women. I love helping my students. I love how my body feels from walking and moving more. I love the changes I feel, even when I don't "see" them. I love my recovery and my friends. I love my life. See? I have a lot to be grateful for!

It's all about shifting that attitude from negative straight back into positive! I can do that, even if it starts at five minutes at a time.

Today is a beautiful day. I think I'll embrace it!
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  • LINDA!
    Yes, this is all very true. I hope that this weekend will bring you refreshment. emoticon
    593 days ago
  • PACEKA1
    Thank you! I really needed to read this right now. This morning I was reading my 'What Makes You Happy' bible study lesson 1 and thinking about what does make me happy when I was interrupted by the mail. In the summer community brochure I learned that the annual parade for our city was being changed from Friday night (which it's been for the 36 years we've lived here) to Saturday afternoon. The reason this is important is because the darn parade goes down our busy road and we are prisoners in our own home for several hours. I don't mind when it's at night because I'm just at home anyway - but Saturday the road will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. which absolutely interferes with my day.

    But reading your blog has reminded me that there are many other things for which I am happy - and I just need to focus on those. One of those things - I think maybe my husband and I should just go out of town for that weekend! Now that will make me happy.
    593 days ago
  • LINDASOUTHER
    I agree. "What you think , you become . " Buddah
    593 days ago
  • LALATIDAH
    Stay positive!
    594 days ago
  • BIRBKITTEN1234
    Sorry for your lost, good that you are staying positive.
    594 days ago
  • GEMINI1977NM
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    594 days ago
  • V72392
    Good reminder!
    594 days ago
  • BIGRENTMAN
    We all can do this together
    594 days ago
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