Thursday, November 4, 2010

Talk Thursday//An Attitude of Gratitude

All of a sudden it's November. I don't know about ya'll but I did NOT see that one comin'. But here in the Northwest, it's been lovely. Crisp, cool days, a whistle of wind, leaves fluttering down - not quite crunchable, but almost.

However, I know that when the skies turn and the rain comes and stays. And stays....and stays...my attitude will also turn.

Lately I've been noticing that my reaction to my day is more closely linked to my attitude than the circumstances that arise. Some people have just sucktackular days - nothing goes right and calamity after calamity after calamity occur. Others have just crappy attitudes about random stuff - calamities or not.

I definitely fall into the latter category. My attitude drives my day and generally, it's not a good one. Grumbling and complaining about nothing and everything have become almost as much a part of my speech as conversations about Dr. Pepper, missing my sister and loving Veritas have been.

So, in honor of Thanksgiving, Talk Thursday and this crisp fall day: Do you possess an "attitude of gratitude" in the midst of even sucky circumstances? Or do you allow your attitude, in either good or bad situations to drive your day? If the latter, do you have any inclination to change this habit or are you ok with it?

Happy Thursday, kids!

2 comments:

Josh said...

I READ YOUR BLOG!! AREN'T YOU PROUD OF ME! Anyways to answer your question... I would love to say that errryday I have an "attitude of gratitude" despite my circumstances, but I'd be a liar. I have a focus problem (an "oooh look, shiny" problem), and sometimes I don't spend time in prayer and in God's word like I should because I'm not focused on who He is and what He's telling me. I find that on those days, even if I've had a "quiet time", it is much easier for me to feel completely off my game (and my rocker). God has been really working on me lately, so this all sounds super-spiritual, but this is where I'm at so that's what I'm commenting. Your welcome. haha. Love, Kristy

Sarah Lewie said...

Kristy/Josh, I'll take your comments, even if they are super-spiritual. =) And yes, I AM proud of you...good job! You now fall into the .101% of people that read Hephzibah. =)

And I'll be praying that you continue to listen to the Lord to help you focus and have an attitude of gratitude. I'll just mix it into my prayers for me...cause I need 'em too. =)