I had one of those not-so-fun personal weeks last week. Life is not always smoochy photos and giggles; there are some bad and ugly parts. There is hurt and pain. However, I was reminded of how much more good there is than bad and how much good I have in my life.  The good – the joy, the laughter, the smiles, the genuineness – wins by a landslide.

One of my most favoritest people, my momma, sent me a short email about attitude and I wanted to share it with you.


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.

by: Charles Swindoll

So come what may, I am choosing to see the good, be the good and believe there is good. Even if sometimes it’s hard to see.

Take care.

About Amy Christie

Amy is a wife, mother of two and a maker. Making is her thing whether it is food, DIYs or photos of her children. Follow Amy on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Bloglovin, Twitter, and through her once-a-month newsletter to keep up with the latest from this heart of mine.

8 thoughts on “Attitude

  1. Thank you for that lovely piece! ATTITUDE and GRATITUDE … those components can really make the difference in our ongoing happiness, despite the fact that we all face days that are difficult — loss, illness, pain, stress. I am so blessed that I do have that capacity to see the glass as approaching full, and so glad to have a glass at all! — peace, dc

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