Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Attitude is Contagious

Attitude.

A good one can make your day; a bad one can break it.

A good one is inspiring and a bad one spreads like a pandemic disease.

Last night I came home with a bad attitude because I let someone else's careless comment get to me. It sounds ridiculous now as I write this out but at the time I was fighting back tears. (I blame it on the weaning hormones!)

This morning I asked God to show me a verse that would speak into this situation. Why do words hurt so much? I opened up the book of Proverb and there was my answer. Reckless words really do feel like a sword stabbing your heart!
Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. PROVERBS 12:18
This verse reminded me of the careful thought we should put into our words. Is what I'm saying building someone up or tearing them down? Are my words wise or reckless?

Bad attitudes are contagious because they cause us to say bad things. Those reckless words then go on to hurt someone else and the bad attitude spreads.

Life is too precious to waste on a bad attitude. Today is a blessing. It's not perfect, but that's the best part. Perfect is boring.

Romans 15:13 is my prayer today. God gives us a joy that can't be taken. The Holy Spirit is our comfort and counsel on even the most trying days!
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ROMANS 15:13
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It's been rainy, gloomy and a tad bit chilly the last few days. Bright side >> I got some beautiful post-rain pictures! This is the only blooming tulip at our house. It is also the only one that E wanted to destroy.


Don't let a bad attitude keep you from enjoying the simple beauty of God's creation. Bright side >> Seriously!


I love May because... 1) It includes Mother's Day. 2) It's our wedding anniversary. 3) If you switch around the letters in "May", it spells my name. 4) It's my 27th birthday on Saturday. Bright side >> All of the above.

Momma's got a new pair of running shoes for my birthday! Broke them in with an easy 4-miler on the treadmill today.


This kid makes my day! His personality and strong will is really coming out now that he's a "toddler".

I love that he wants to explore and learn. I don't love that he shakes his head when I tell him "No". Bright side >> Misbehavior is a teachable moment. (Proverbs 23:13-14)


If you are the distance running type, I recommend watching this video. Bright side >> Running is a great attitude adjustment.



How is your Wednesday going?
What do you do to fight a bad attitude?

Linking up at Thriving Thursday, Fitness Friday, and the Click and Chat Social Link Up.

4 comments:

  1. I couldn't agree more! The attitude you carry with you into your day makes all the difference for how you deal with all life can through at you!

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  2. Great video! Thanks for the laugh :)

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    1. You're welcome - I got a kick out of that video and had to share!

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