Attitude is an inward feeling expressed by outward behavior.
Recently, during my morning quiet times, I’ve been reading a book called Battlefield of the Mind. In a chapter called Be Positive, I came to realize that I am a very negative person…
You know, the glass is half empty… an always waiting for the other shoe to drop kind of person.
This sort of thinking is very negative! And as I just expressed, our attitude… our mindset… our feeling on the inside… it’s expressed by our outward behavior.
Sometimes, what we are thinking or feeling, if we don’t share it with others, we assume, they don’t know what’s going on in our lives.
However, what we think in our heart, we become. So, if we are negative in our thinking, we become negative… our characteristics tend toward the negative… and it shows by what we say or what we do.
Even scriptures tell us ‘as we think in our hearts, so we become.’ (See Proverbs 23:7)
Moreover, our attitudes (good or bad) can be seen without ever speaking a word!
Our attitudes color our experiences, Happiness and depression… these are issues of the heart. What we are on the inside has more impact on our emotional state than our circumstances!
However, if you are like me, it takes effort to think positively… I have to think about what I am thinking about!
There is a verse in the bible that says ‘a merry heart does good like medicine.’ Therefore wouldn’t it do me good to put in the effort it takes to think positive… to have a good attitude.
Consequently, if I have a great attitude about things inwardly, this will begin to show on the outside!
For example: The campground where I am currently working will be closing down for the season in just under two months. Usually, I already have the next job planned, and know where I will be going!
That’s not the case this year!
As a single workamper, I am finding it harder and harder to find jobs, simply due to the fact that more and more campgrounds would rather hire couples. The reasoning? Why not hire two workers for the price of 1 site?!? Or simply, some of those same campgrounds would rather hire locals and utilize a site for paying guests rather than a workamper.
I get it… but it does make finding a job, and a place to park my unit more difficult.
So, I could look at this situation 1 of 2 ways… My negative side could say “Whoa is me! I can’t seem to find a job! What am I ever going to do! I’ll never find a job in time!
Or, I could look at it with a positive attitude and see it as an adventure! Which, by the way, is what mom and I had originally intended!
So, no crying over spilled milk here!
It’s all about the attitude!
Let’s see where the road takes us next!
Until next time,
Peace, love and safe travels!
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