There’s an old joke that says, “Everybody complains about the weather but nobody does a thing about it.”
It’s meant to point out the obvious fact that there are many things in Life over which we have no control.
Zero. Zip. Nada.
We have no control over our height, or the color of our eyes.
We have no control over the time the sun rises or sets.
We have no control over traffic.
We have no control over the person who tries to sneak 15 items into the “10 items or less” line.
And, like the weather, complaining about these things is a waste of energy because we simply can’t change them.
But there is one thing about all these things that we CAN change…our attitude toward them.
Unlike the weather and the traffic and the person in the “express check-out,” we have control over our attitude. We can change it, make it better. We have that choice each and every day. No one can do it for us and no one can take a positive attitude away from us without our consent.
We control it.
So, take a deep breath when Life hands you a situation completely out of your hands. Don’t try to change IT…change YOU instead.
(And please, count those items BEFORE you get into the “10 items or less” line. Those of us behind you with only two items thank you.)