As my readers know, I am often inspired to write my Musing based on song lyrics. But, for my New Years Musing, I had a very different source of inspiration.
One of the Christmas presents our son-in-law purchased for our daughter was a snow board purchased from the House Company in St. Paul, MN. Packaged with the snow board was a piece of paper printed with the following motto of the company:
"In addition to friendship, attitude is one of the few things in life where we have a true choice. We cannot change what is fated to happen or the actions of events or other people.
What we can change is our reaction to such things with the attitude we adopt. In truth, our attitude can be more important than anything we do. It can make or break families, companies, and nations. It is more important than schooling, talent, looks or wealth.
How we react is everything and our attitude is the choice we have; it is a choice we make every minute of every day. It is a state of mind that no one can take from us. If we are in control of our attitudes, we are in command of our lives. And that is the best way to live."
You may not wholeheartedly agree with every aspect of this message, but I believe that an awareness of the effect our attitude has on our general well-being, and an effort to control our reactions and adopt a positive mental attitude would be a great resolution.
Happy New Year!