Perspective of Hope

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Attitude

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“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

— Maya Angelou

Have you noticed that people that seem to cope easily with life’s challenges seem to have a very good attitude?  Why is that?  How do they possess this good attitude?  Is this something that we, too, can seek and/or acquire?

I believe that attitude, which requires awareness, is a daily (if not hourly) decision.  For each moment, each encounter, each incident, we can choose to have a positive or negative attitude.  Now, during a typical week, I can expect to have experiences, which are challenging, frustrating, etc …  So, what’s the best way for me to react to these?   What helps me is to determine whether it is within my control.  If it is, then I try to change it.  If it is not, then (typically) I try to change my attitude, which is not always easy, but possible.

What steps do you take to keep a positive attitude?

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