Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Favorite Poem

Life has been quite overwhelming lately. And whenever I feel overwhelmed, I go back to the “Attitude Poem.” I like this poem so much that I regularly share it with my students, and many of them have told me how much they like it.

Attitude is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, than education than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success,
than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.
It will make or break a company, a home, a relationship.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice, every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for the day.
We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that other people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90 % how I react to it.

- Charles Swindoll

Questions: Do you like to read quotes or poems for motivation, encouragement, and perspective? What is your favorite quote or poem?
Be well,