Saturday, August 27, 2011

Benefits of a Rockin' Attitude

Yesterday I had a ROCKIN' ATTITUDE!! It was a great day! It was the last day of a very tough week and the last day before our two week vacation. Just by that was a great day. The other reason it was great, was because of my attitude. My circumstances were still the same, but because of the new attitude, I handled the whole day differently. I was joyful, I handled some difficult situations, was very productive at work and home, went to the doctors, had dinner and went shopping with my Hubby and had a great food day! It was an awesome day!

I heard something the other day on an old Dr. Laura radio program. I thought I wrote everything down word for word, but it looks like I only got the highlights from her conversation. She was talking about giving into your bad thoughts.....She said,

"Stop thinking you are a beggar." (To me, I heard, stop taking what just comes along, get what you want) Have you ever heard the old saying, "Beggars can't be choosers"? I think that if you take what you get, you can't choose what you want!!!

"When you see that you can't, then you can't!" (I have told myself so many times that I CAN'T!!! I have not accomplished many things because I think I can't. So sad!!)

"So much of what we do in our lives is a mind game within our own heads. If you think you can't, then you will not behave in a manner that will make it happen." (That word behave is screaming at me!!!)

"If you believe that you can't get healthy ~ you won't believe in a way to reach your goals." (Believe is another word itching to get into my brain!)

"The war is in my head!!!"

You think?

I have thought and said many times, that if, "I could only get my mind out of the way...I could do...."

I cannot tell you how many times, that I have not done things, because I told myself that ~ I can't....

I've forgotten how to BELIEVE in myself and I certainly have not BEHAVED in a manner that would bring success.

Well I'm changing that today!!

How about you do you believe and behave in a manner that brings you success?

PS: Went to the doctors yesterday. The med tech took my blood pressure and she used the "normal" sized blood pressure cuff instead of the extra large one they usually use. I got all excited and told her what happened. I told her how much I hated that huge extra large cuff and said how excited I was that I got to use the "normal" one.  We both celebrated, with whooping and clapping. Yeah....we did cool!!

Keep focused!!!


  1. Hope everything at the doctor comes back good :)

  2. Just wanted to thank you for posting this. It's so true, and something I really need to repeat to myself today. And congrats on the cuff victory, that's awesome!

  3. This is such a great post, Joy! I agree with you wholeheartedly, about the battle being between the ears!

    I really needed to read this reminder today. Thank you.

    And whoopeee!!! over using the smaller cuff. :-D


  4. My hubby always says: Attitude is everything!

    Great post.