Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it…we are in charge of our attitudes. – Charles Swindoll
I firmly believe this. Everything we approach in life we must approach with the appropriate attitude. In teaching I see the negative often. Students, and sometimes their parents, have a blame game attitude. They want to blame everything and every one…except the one most deserving.
The attitude we approach life determines our joy. Yes, bad things happen. Yes, our joy is sometimes stolen. It is our attitude that pulls us through. A positive approach has a much better chance of having a positive outcome. We can choose to learn from life’s adventures or we can choose to blame them. Life has not always been easy for me. The challenges made me who I am and despite them, I appreciate the lessons I learned. I am self sufficient and practical. I am creative and energetic, but I also have a great sense of empathy. It is my collective life experiences that make me who I am. It is life experiences, positive and negative, that I pull from day to day. For me it is the idea that if life gives you lemons, don’t bother with lemonade. Unless life is going to give you sugar and water, your lemonade will suck. Hoard them and throw them at whatever rises against you. Learn from life, it’s a great teacher.