We carry it around, coat of armour or shroud of shame, price tag or free ticket, can be our resume or our epitaph, our servant or our master – our attitude is like a new outfit we choose each morning, what we wear and how we wear it, showing the world whether we are open for business and joy or if we are fearful, shuttered or crushed.
Leaping into each day or timidly peaking around corners distinguishes whether we are approaching life, and our day, with a sense of optimism and expectation of abundance or with fear, trepidation and foreboding because we expect difficulty when it doesn’t exist or expect scarcity will slap us in the face again.
Which approach ( possibly results too) we take is not about circumstance or luck – it is about attitude.
Have one you like.
Should we wake with a W-questions – who, what, where, when, why – approach, or are we better to begin with wha-hoo, yahoo, woo-hoo and wow, what a beautiful day?
Is there an answer waiting for us every morning, or just another battery of W questions?
If we go to bed with an attitude of hopefulness and joy, won’t we rest peacefully – and when we do, won’t we have a better chance of waking up with sunshine inside us even on cloudy days?
Attitude is not so much a tool in our box as it is the box and tools all-in-one. Not an ‘I must win’ mantra as much as an ‘I must show up for me’ mantra. Nobody else cares what my attitude is unless I show that I care, nobody else wants to know my troubles unless I want to know theirs (even then, they likely don’t care about mine). Attitude is self-affirming or self-defeating. We choose which. We choose every morning, every night. We might find ourselves alone and not holding someone – or not being held, but if we are holding onto ourselves then that ought to be enough most days. Sure, it’s nice to have someone comfort or console us but it isn’t something we should ever expect.
We enter life and leave life; we are our own alpha and omega from A to Z, all in, nobody can see the world exactly as we do, nor do they have some obligation to us.