Today I woke up with this in my mind, and wanted to share with you:
"Be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude."
Ephesians 4:23 AMP
Your attitude can substantially affect your happiness level. It's true. When your mind is assaulted every day by "stinkin' thinkin'"- things like..."I'm not good enough - "not loved - "I'll never reach my dreams" - it's pretty tough to be happy.
On the other hand,when you think about good things - GOD THINGS - your happiness level will soar. Let's try it!
"God loves me.""God is always by my side, watching out for me, ""God has made me a winner."
Wow...what a difference it will make!
The key to a great attitude is to rise above your old ways of thinking and start thinking like God thinks. The Bible says we aren't capable of thinking God's actual thoughts. They are too high and holy. But you can think like God - raising your mind - sight to focus on the good. the right, the holy, helping and encouraging others, ways to express your thankfulness. An attitude is simply a response to what you see - keep your mind tuned in to the good.
(adapted from Every day blessings by Barbour)
Some of us constantly keep criticizing ourselves for everything. When you try your best to do something, that's a good attitude. But when time comes that ALL you do should be THE BEST - mostly better than others, like "conscientious" comparison - that definitely is what we need to avoid.
We can't be good on everything, all the time.
I have a friend that's always saying or doing something this way. And I can see how she can be frustrated in a futile manner and how the people around her see her as a "perfectionist" and not easy to get along with. The fact that she has Master Degree does not qualify her to be the best, NOT at all.
Well...I don't want to be judgemental either. But I'm sure that a good attitude is to think how blessed we are for what we are and what we have. That's a good one.
By saying so, what's yours today?