Welcome to Motivational Monday! A safe space to lay it all out on the table- no one is perfect, and every one needs a boost now and again. What time is better than on Monday, that sunny little bright spot of the week? Pull up a chair, keep an open mind, and let’s start this week right!
Every once in a while we all need a swift kick in the pants to get us back in line. I’m talking about our attitude – whether we get down on ourselves, or we’re big headed about things we can’t take credit for, or we’re just acting like a big sour puss. Don’t say it doesn’t apply to you, it happens to everyone.
I recently watched a Joyce Meyer show, and boy she put me back in my place. I’m about to get a little spiritual here- if that freaks you out, stick around, maybe you’ll find the water’s warm! She said this:
You can’t be pitiful and powerful.
You can be both pitiful and powerful, but not at the same time. Which would you want to choose? Our attitude is the key, it is powerful in constructing how we live our lives, interact with others, and the generosity that will follow. How often do we complain? ALL THE TIME. We pray for things, and are in the ‘waiting period’ (which we will always be in- for something or other) – and then oftentimes when we get that something, we complain about it. Guilty as charged. I found myself complaining that I complain during the show. Oh dear. We have to focus on what can happen with our lives, not the things that have already happened. What do they say about spilled milk? Don’t cry. Bonus- clean it up. What would change in our lives if we could have just a little mental attitude adjustment? Amazing and incredible things would happen.
So what can we focus on this week (and for forever?) An attitude of gratitude.