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It is all about the attitude!

Saturday, June 20, 2015


I saw this on facebook the other day and it hit home for me.
I have been having some rough weeks at work and one morning as I was walking into work, I kept telling myself "it is my choice. I can pick happy or mad. It is up to me to decide how I am going to react. I can be miserable at work for the next several hours, or I can choose to be happy." Of course I pray for help in being able to keep on picking happy.
When I got home from work that day, I saw this on facebook and thought, exactly, that is exactly what I need to see, sometimes daily, and keep on reminding myself of that.
I am not an emotional eater, in fact, some days because of how busy it is, I almost lose my appetite while I am at work but I eat my healthy lunch anyway because I know I will feel it later if I don't.
I know everyone deals with different pressures every single day. None of us are immune to feeling pressured, stressed, sad, mad, whatever the situation is but when I start feeling like my day is going downhill, I will think of this quote and I will change MY attitude. I cannot change anyone else, I can only change how I react and how I feel.
Keep on sparking friends and thanks for always being here to lift me up when I am having a bad day. Because of my position at work, I often feel like I am the bad guy and when I am here, I feel like people accept me at face value and see my good points which not every one wants to see.
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  • EILEEN828
    Words to live by, my friend. I've walked awhile in your work shoes before and it can be very trying. Just keep on walking tall and you'll make it through tricky times.
    2153 days ago
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    I love that quote. That's what I preach to my students, and the way that I try to live myself. Our principal actually ends the morning announcements every day with the phrase, "Make it a great day or not - the choice is yours." I think if the young kiddos figure that out early enough, it's makes it MUCH easier to live that way as an adult!!

    We talk about not letting food or body image control us, but it's so important to make sure we don't let other outside forces control us either!! We are strong, we are powerful, and only WE get to determine how we feel. Thank you so much for this important reminder emoticon
    2153 days ago
  • JANETRW50
    Great blog about an important life skill. It's a form of emotional intelligence and it needs to be consciously honed throughout life. Being able to recognize and use this skill is one of the joys of maturity, I think.

    2155 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Fantastic blog Holly, and so true we do decide how we go through or day.
    2155 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13370898
    What an awesome blog Holly! Although I cannot imagine you ever being the bad guy.
    2155 days ago
  • JEANKNEE
    Thanks for the reminder!


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  • CHRISTINEBWD
    Great blog Holly. This sure sounds like a way that you can turn your attitude around at work. Not always an easy thing to do either. All my best.

    Have a wonderful Father's Day Weekend!
    2156 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12068097
    Loved this quote. Hope work gets easier for you. Yes our life outlook really is up to us.. hard one to admit...Keep sparking.
    2156 days ago
  • TERI-RIFIC
    It sounds like you are in a managerial position. That is hard. I was in a position like that once and I couldn't handle it. That is a good quote and it sounds like you will be able to be strong.
    2156 days ago
  • GINIEMIE
    Love it! Someone at church last Sunday asked how I was doing and I answered "not bad". She said really? and I said, "If I say not bad, I'm being positive, if I focus on the bad things I'll feel down for the rest of the day...so really! Not Bad!
    Now if I'd have said good, I'd have been lying in church to her and me...but Not Bad was as positive as I could get. (See my blog)
    I'll join you in trying to remember this.
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    2156 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    I'm so happy you're turning around the difficult situations so that they don't bring you down emoticon Keep up such a great attitude! It only benefits us.

    I'm totally an emotional eater. I'd probably would have given up to binges emoticon
    2156 days ago
  • PJDANIELS
    Love this, I have that conversation with myself all the time. My life, my choice, I choose happy. We all have choices. Hope you have a relaxing weekend. --Pam
    2156 days ago
  • HEALTHY_4_HIM
    Very true, I never let people get the best of me. I used to dread work, but I just do my time and deal with it. Getting upset changes nothing. Positive is the only way.
    2156 days ago
  • MISCHAKEO
    I love this quote also and am saving it for inspiration as well. I am sorry you are having a tough time at work these past days. I hope it gets better. Stay as happy as you can. This quote reminds us to take charge and get a positive attitude, no matter what we face.

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    2156 days ago
  • SEKAMP1
    Love this quote. Thanks for posting it.
    2156 days ago
  • JANTHEBLONDE
    I love your blog Holly! You are absolutely right... It is all about having a positive attitude! Thank you always being there and lifting me up when I'm having a tough day! You are the best sparks friend ever! Wishing you and your honey a Beautiful Saturday and a Wonderful Weekend!
    Hugs and love, xoxo
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    2156 days ago
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