The longer we live, the more we realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. Here's an article inspired by the writings of an unknown writer.

At the top, we clearly understand that failure is an event not a person; that yesterday ended last night, and today is a brand-new day. We have made friends with our past, are focused on the present, and are optimistic about the future.

We know that success (a win) doesn’t make us, and failure (a loss) doesn’t break us. We are filled with faith, hope and love, and live without anger, greed, guilt, envy or thoughts of revenge.

We are mature enough to delay gratification and shift our focus from our rights to our responsibilities. We know that failure to stand for what is morally right is the prelude to being the victim of what is criminally wrong.

We are secured in whom we are, so we are at peace with God and in fellowship with man.  We have made friends of our adversaries, and have gained the love and respect of those who know us best.

We understand that others can give us pleasure, but genuine happiness comes when we do things for others.  We are pleasant to the grouch, courteous to the rude, and generous to the needy.

We love the unlovable, and give hope to the helpless, friendship to the friendless, and encouragement to the discouraged. We can look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion, and up with gratitude.

We know that “He who would be the greatest among us must become the servant of all.”  We recognize, confess, develop and use our God-given physical, mental and spiritual abilities to the glory of God and for the benefit of mankind.

We stand in front of the Creator of the universe, and He says to us, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”- Matthew 25-21

Our attitude determines our attitude.

By Tim Pedrosa

Sow a thought, and you reap an act; sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny. -Charles Reade