Tuesday, 1 January 2013

JAN 1, 13 .. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 ..

HAPPY  NEW  YEAR  2013 ..

 HAPPY  NEW  YEAR  2013 ..

At this point in my life .. I have younger friends and fellow senior citizens who are facing some very serious life-challenges!  So I am not going to merely send you a ‘do-gooder-giddy’ .. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL .. greeting without adding a little  ‘discernment’ to go with it.

That being said, like it or not, good health or health challenges, it still boils down to what Abraham Lincoln is quoted as having said:

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

And that catapults me straight to one of my  ABSOLUTE FAVORITE WRITINGS!


by: Charles Swindoll

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, 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 church... a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that 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.

And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.

It is pretty difficult to ‘top this’ so I will close by again quoting Abraham Lincoln:

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.”

 May your year 2013 be packed with all of the life that you can possibly squeeze into it. 

With Joy from Patti and Cap ..

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