Inspiring Reminders to Think, Live and Love Well

Inspiring Reminders to Think and Live Well

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Your look at life

Always remember what Kahlil Gibran said, “Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”

How do you look at what happens to you?  We filter everything that comes into our life through the lens of our attitude.  What we focus on about a situation will determine how it makes us think and feel.

So, if you're looking at your life with rose-coloured glasses, you're sure to notice all the things that are going well, all the good around you.  If instead you put on the dark shades, you'll  miss out on seeing the light and beauty they are blocking. 


  1. I remember mornings on my job when I would greet a fellow worker with a , "Good morning", and hear a comment to the effect of, "What's good about it?". Once I lost my patience with the grump and I told him that it's a wish, not a
    report. From that time on my greeting was not met with that question anyway, so I figured I'd made a little progress at least.

    How sad for a person to go through life with such a negative outlook and how it's just as easy to have a hopefull outlook.

    It may be a small thing, but I can see why the TV game show, "Wheel of Fortune" is one of the longest running of its genre. The hosts, Pat
    Sajak and Vanna White are always cheerful, Pat having a witty remark for each contestant.

    If you notice, generally the contestants with the most upbeat attitudes usually win, which says something about how your positive attitude can affect events in your life in a positive way.
    What a valuable lesson that is, most especially for young people.

  2. Thanks for your comment. I agree, learning to adopt a positive attitude is one of the most important lessons we can teach young people. I think our attitudes can be contagious. We can spread a bit of our hopeful outlook with a smiling "Good morning", as you know. A TV game show with a huge following is a great example of that contagion. If you feel good while watching, you're going to tune in for more.