Monday, April 6, 2009

Monday Inspiration on a Grey Day

It is a gloomy and rainy Monday here in the Boston area which has had me thinking a lot about that old saying:

“April showers bring May flowers”

While pondering the fact that the sun may not make an appearance until the bright and beautiful colors of those spring flowers pop out, I wanted to maintain a happy mood, so I went looking around for some inspiring words of wisdom that would keep my spirits lifted. The following three really hit me and I hope they bring joy to you as well, no matter what kind of weather comes your way today.

“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 success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, gift, 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 string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in charge of our attitudes.”
~ Charles Swindoll

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
~ Mark Twain

“I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
~ Michael Jordan

1 comment:

Karen said...

All three of those quotes are thought provoking no matter what the weather is doing :) Thanks for sharing.