Friday, August 28, 2009

Attitude of Gratitude


I had been so preoccupied this past week with the jarring notion that summer is almost over. Initially, I honestly felt cheated. Cheated by our weather (unusually mild and humid for So Cal), cheated by time (can it really go that fast?), cheated by lack of exciting things I’ve done. Just plain old cheated.

Then a few days ago, I had a revelation: I – Julie – have a bad attitude. I was squattly sitting in my own little pity party. Where I should have been basking in gratitude with my memories of this past summer, vacation in Washington, fun times at the beach, dinner with the best of friends, Laughlin NV, I instead was lamenting that they had past, and that there was “nothing” to look forward to. Yeah, I know….whoa is me! My focus was way off.

I just wanted to share that I have honestly had a change of “heart”. My heart hadn’t been involved in my past attitude; it was purely my mind that was leading me astray. But as of yesterday, I vow to live with an attitude based from my heart.
Photo Credit: Gabriela Camerotti

5 comments:

Melita said...

yay for you jules :) it's all about an attitude shift. hugs!

Globetrotting Cacti said...

Glad that you are feeling brighter and that shift in attitude has got you there. Some-thing that I need reminding about often too.

Pink Heels said...

I-Jennifer- have had the exact same bad attitude! The summer has been extremely chilly (not good for swimming in the lake) and wet (also not good for swimming in the lake). I always had a little talk with myself about this attitude problem. I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one!

Dana said...

I can so totally agree with you. We've had a rough summer and now are looking forward to better days!!

Indie.Tea said...

Well, I hope there's more warm days left...because it has been a rather un-summer-like summer here in NoCal as well.