Tuesday, September 7, 2010

wow

I feel like I'm in a dream--like I'm going to wake up any minute...but I'm not asleep.

Life is unexpected--sometimes that's good and sometimes that's bad.

Some news was dropped out of the blue this weekend--the kind of news that slaps you across the face and leaves you speechless. And I'm just a bystander. I don't even have to live through what the news was. It's not my place to speak of the specifics so no, I'm not really going to say anything about it. It was shocking and I've been through denial, anger, hurt, regret, sadness, and am now in a sad/compassionate state of mind over a couple friends' lives.

This quote from Chuck Swindoll really sums up how I'm trying to approach the news, the friends, the whole situation:

“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, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, 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 everyday 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% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”

And it's a quote that works for everything in life too.

Also in a addition to attitude, I'll add prayer. Without a positive, uplifting attitude and a mind and heart of prayer, we'll never get through even the smallest of trials that life brings.

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