A Change of Attitude

By: Author Unknown

The story is told of a woman who during the war went to live with her husband in camp on the Majave Desert.

She simply hated the place; the heat was almost unbearable, 125 degrees in the shade, the wind blew incessantly, and there was sand – sand everywhere.

Finally, in desperation she wrote her parents in Ohio that she couldn’t stand it another minute and was coming home.

Quickly came the reply by airmail from her father – just the two familiar lines:

“Two men looked out from prison bars ….one saw the mud, the other saw stars.”

The daughter did some real thinking, not only with the intellect but also with her heart.  She decided to stick to her post.

She made friends with the natives, learned to love the country, and eventually wrote a book about it.

The desert hadn’t changed, but her attitude had .  Because she listened with her heart to the words her father sent, a whole New World opened up to her.

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Attitude determines your altitude, examine your attitude today to be a victor in this world.

 

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About Howard Mahere

I'm an entrepreneur ; motivator; author of "AN IMMIGRANT WITH A PLAN" and a John C Maxwell certified speaker . Happily married to Emely and a father to one son and two daughters. My greatest joy comes from inspiring others to maximize their potential. I feel fulfilled when I bring hope to the hopeless and encouragement to the discouraged. The truth is, we each have a past, and it's either our prison, our excuse OR our springboard to a brighter future. The choice is yours but as for me, I made up my mind a long time ago to use my dysfunctional tough childhood as a stepping stone . The late Zig Ziglar used to say "It's not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life, it is how you handle what happens to you." This is my story and I am sticking to it!
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