January 1, 2008

A New Year, A New Attitude

A new year, a clean slate, a time for personal renewal of the spirit, of the mind, we've heard it all before.

But from the old guys mouth to younger ears hear this. You only have one life to live so you better start enjoying this one, and a new calendar year is the time to do it, anytime is the time to do it.

What I speak of is attitude. It is the one thing you can change. It doesn't cost anything, you are the complete controller of your mind so you can't wait for someone else to do it for you, it's all up to you.

The old guy knows from experience that you have two ways to go. One, you can grumble about the hand you were dealt, my job stinks, everybody has more toys than I do, the list could go on forever, and it will make each day of your life a burden to bear.

On the other hand you can lighten the load by remembering that we personally cannot change much of what happens in our daily lives, what will be, will be. But we can change ourselves. Stop taking the worlds problems on your back, you didn't make them happen, and you can't do much of anything about them, so lighten up, if we can get through eight years of Mr. Bush..sorry that's a lame joke but you get the idea.

I personally know you can change your attitude and when you do each day will be happier, the rest of your life will be happier and it is a short life so start yesterday. It's easy, no cost, and your spouse and fellow workers will love you for it. Really.

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