Thursday, September 6, 2012
Ready, Get Set, Go! Attitude
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book
I love this quote about attitude! I'll be the first to admit that mine has it's ups and downs. I was reminded of it this morning when I went out to ride my bike. After a few minutes, I noticed the bumps in the road were a little bumpier and I was slower than usual. My problem... a low tire. You can't get far when your tires are deflated. As I headed back home, I thought about my tires and how the right amount of air would get them rolling smoothly again.
Attitudes... how often are our attitudes like flat tires? When I'm feeling negative, I tend to let the little bumps of life bother me more than they should. I get impatient with drivers in the carpool line who don't follow the rules. I snip at my family too easily. Burnt toast (which happens weekly in our house) is flung into the trash in frustration.
A good attitude lifts us up... just like the air in our tires. I am more patient in the carpool line reminding myself that school has just started and these parents may honestly not yet know the safe routine. I am more understanding with my children and take time to listen to them. I laugh at burnt toast and say, "You know breakfast is ready when the fire alarm goes off!".
I'm enjoying our Ready, Get Set, Go Challenge. Over Labor Day weekend, my family went to Edisto Island. I was mostly lazy, but I did go for a good long walk on the beach with my husband. Back home in Charlotte, I've been walking (with a little running mixed in!) and biking. Daily exercise reduces stress and makes my attitude much better! Life rolls along more smoothly.
So how is it going? Are you finding time to get outside and move? What helps you when you are feeling deflated and need to improve your attitude?
I am thankful for every single one of you! As you go about your day, remember to have a good attitude. Bring your own sunshine. Share it with others!
Ready, Get Set, Go!
p.s. If you are just hearing about our Ready Get Set Go Challenge, click here to see how it all started. We are finding time to exercise. Walking. Running. Swimming. Playing catch with our dogs! Basically, just taking a few moments to get outside and move. Everyone is invited and you are welcome to leave a note to let us know how things are going!