Monday, June 16, 2008

Attitude makes a difference

Pattie over at Attitude Changes Everything is having a summer blog contest. Pattie has challenged everyone to think about how attitude makes a difference in living a healthy life. Like Pattie I think attitude does make a difference. This weekend we were at the book store when I came across a children's book I had not seen before. I Will Make Miracles by Susie Morgenstern. It made me think about Pattie's challenge. This little boy wants to feed the hungry, help the sick, stop all wars. In the end he realizes it starts small with him learning to read and write.
I grew up listening to my mother and grandmother tell me that I could determine what kind of a day I would have each day. I could sulk or decide to have a good day despite the little ups and downs of life. This is something I still believe today and am trying to teach Nature Girl!
In this sometimes crazy world it's easy to lose sight of the things that we can control. I may not be able to fix the world's problems singlehandedly but I can try to make my little corner of the world a better place every day. It's the little changes that make a difference. Smiling at a stranger, holding a door, thanking someone for their assistance or volunteering in your community. A small kindness to someone else can make the world a better place. If everyone did one kind thing everyday the world would be a better place. So whether it's being kinder to the earth or helping a friend I'll continue to try to make my corner of the world a little better one kindness at a time. Attitude does make a difference! Kindness spreads and simple gestures do make a difference!

Note: the image came from typoGenerator. I discovered this over at Cheri's blog.


val said...

what a great post! I am a true believer in a positive attitude.....AND self-fulfilling prophecy..........

susan said...

oh i believe that too. i try to be nice to people when i am out in the world, whether or not they are nice to me!!! good for you.

Pattie said...

Hey Jill - this is just what I was looking for when I started the contest! We each can make the choice to look at the world with a smile or with a frown.

You're teaching Nature Girl an attitude that will help her be happy for the rest of her life! Good for you!

Great post, my friend. :-)

Jacquie said...

Darn right! A little kindness or a smile goes a LONG way!

jovaliquilts said...

Wonderful to see kids learning such positive skills from the beginning!

I recognized the typogenerator design right away -- isn't it fun?