Keller: Taking charge of attitude takes charge of your life

Published 11:45 pm Friday, November 28, 2014

We’ve all heard of a physical condition called hardening of the arteries.

Only the medical profession can tell if you have that problem.

However, there is something you can diagnose yourself, and that is a spiritual disease called hardening of the attitude.

It makes you think your opinion is the only right one and as long as life cooperates with you, you’re fine; but when it doesn’t, you get frustrated.

Today, I realize that I’m guilty of this spiritual disease. I should have taken the hint 25 years ago when Mrs. Geri Drudge, the counselor at Hahnville High School, gave me a coffee cup for Christmas.

Written on the cup were these words: Harold Keller, he gives you his opinion even if you don’t ask for it.

As I’m writing this article, I’m reminded of a tape I heard years ago by “Chuck” Swindoll, a Christian motivational speaker. He said that the longer we live, the more we should realize the input of our attitude on life.

He shared that it is more important than education, money, circumstances, failures, success or what people think of you. It’s more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.

It will make or break a company, a church, a school, a home and a person.

Like all other spiritual diseases, you are the only solution to this problem. You have a choice each day regarding the attitude you will embrace for that day.

You cannot change the way other people act, but you can choose a positive attitude.

Remember that life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it. It’s your choice. Make a decision today to be in charge of your attitude.

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