Today storyteller Karen Chace sent the link for this site to Storytell, a large web community of storytellers. When I checked it out I liked the story of the old lady with three hairs on her head - and the message about what we do to ourselves with our attitudes. The author gives an ezine link so I am passing it on to you. Be sure and read the story in italics.
Your Attitude Is Your Choice by Michael A. Verdicchio
Few people believe that their attitude is their own choice. For most people, their attitude depends upon people and circumstances. If people are nice to them, then they have a good attitude. If circumstances are favorable, they are in a good mood.
On the other hand, if someone treats them unfairly, then they have a bad attitude. If the circumstances are not favorable, they are in a bad mood.
Most people fail to realize that their attitude and their mood are really their own choice. Let me give you a silly example.
Awhile back, someone sent the following to me in an email.
A little old lady went to the mirror one morning and noticed that she had only three hairs on her head. As she looked into the mirror, she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today." That's exactly what she did. And, she had a great day.
The next morning, at the mirror once again, the little old lady noticed that she only had two hairs on her head. Looking herself right in the eye, she said, "Today, I think I'll part my hair down the middle." That's exactly what she did. And, she had a great day.
The next day, as the little old lady looked into the mirror, there was only one hair on her head. She looked at that one lonely hair and said, "Today I think I'll wear my hair in a pony tail." That's exactly what she did. And she had a great day.
The following morning the little old lady looked into the mirror and there wasn't a single hair on her head. Her eyes lit up, and she said, "Yeah! I don't have to fix my hair today!"
Your attitude is your choice.
Excerpted from a blog by:
Michael A. Verdicchio is a husband, father, minister, author,and broadcaster. He has been the voice on numerous productions over the years. Michael has a free newsletter called, THE PEP LETTER, at http://www.christianinspirationalgifts.com/pepletter.html .
Other articles can be found at:
Article Source: Self Improvement Articles from PositiveArticles.Com