Monday, April 1, 2013


Before I start my post today, I want to say a big thank you to Arlee Bird from Tossing It Out, who is the original person behind the A-Z challenge. Thank you so much for creating such a great blog hop and presenting such a unique and brilliant opportunity for all of us in the blogosphere to meet, greet and interact.

I have always wondered what it is that can make certain people just handle life and certain situations so much better than others and the answer I now know, is attitude. The type of attitude one approaches life and difficult situations with is very important.

I personally, do not have the best attitude around. I get frustrated easily, not to mention when people get difficult, my temper tends to flair. I am definitely the first one to admit that I could do with an attitude adjustment, because we all know I definitely need it. I can also surprise myself certain days by how kind I can be and the next day, when I meet someone that is obnoxious; all my kindness goes right out the window. Not to mention that one day I can be patient about my writing and the next day when I don’t get the results I want, I lose all hope and get dejected.

But for those of you that have that great attitude and that are always an inspiration to me and who makes me want to be a better person, thank you and good for you. You are just amazing.


  1. Gah - me too - I'd like to think I'm laid-back, but I definitely do frustrated and grumpy too well!

    Blogging AtoZ @ChickLitLove

  2. I'm the opposite -- I'll take quite a lot before I get mad, and then when I get really, really mad, no one can tell. I apparently have a poker face.

  3. Attitude,
    I never thought about all the "T's in that word before. You can eke all kinds of good words out of there.... trust, truth, temper, terrific, and we could go on.
    You're off to a great start.

  4. A great start to the A TO Z challenge, Murees!
    Attitude is part of your mindset and determines your rate of progress and ultimate success...
    Happy A-Day!

  5. Hi! Seems like we only get to meet on the A-Z! I'm always amazed at the goodness and generosity of people and wish I could be like them. I'm trying, I really am...

  6. I don't get as frustrated as I did in my 20's maybe it's age maybe it's wisdom. Nice post I am also participating in Blogging A to Z

  7. Laura - Thank you so much for stopping by.

    Linda - You are so lucky. I need to learn to not allow people to press my buttons. Thank you so much for the visit.

    Manzanita - Thank you, it is always so nice hearing from you.

    Michelle - Thank you. Your words are so true. Thank you for coming over.

    Susan - I think as long as we still try. I am just glad to hear from you and that you stopped by to visit.

    Kimmy K - It is so nice to meet you. I hope I get some of that wisdom as I get older. Thank you for stopping by.

  8. Attitude isn't where you go when you get grumpy, it's where you go back to when you're done.

  9. Like you, my reactions can change from one day to the next. At least we're not boring and predictable :-)

  10. Being positive helps tremendously but there are times when we all feel dismayed and discouraged. Just got to pick ourselves up and keep going.

    Thanks for the visit today!

  11. With a great attitude we will be going far in the A to Z challenge!

  12. While I do much better now than when I was younger, I admit to still needing to strive for a better attitude. I wish I wasn't so quick to anger and indignation.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  13. Annalisa - Very true. We keep people guessing.

    Heather - You are welcome! The picking up part can be tough. Thanks for visiting.

    Janice - So true. Best of luck to you.

    Shannon - I agree with you. Apparently one gets mellower with age. Well only time will tell.

  14. I've learned that attitude is tied up in values and beliefs, so next time you feel pessimistic about something / someone you might want to check what it is that you believe to be true about that particular situation (person) and if it's possible that you're operating on an assumption rather than a fact.

    Hope it helps...difficult to suppress the life coach training :)

  15. Myriteofpassage - Thank you for the advice, it is definitely something to think about.


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