Attitude is the mind’s paintbrush. It can colour a situation gloomy or gray, or cheerful…In fact, attitudes are more important than facts.–Mary C. Crowley.
Attitude or frame of mind gives a completely different interpretation to a simple event. Take someone slamming a door…by accident. If we are in a good mood, are having a good day, we excuse the crash with something like, “Oh, well, so what? It can happen to anybody….it could have been the wind. Anyway, I don’t think it was done on purpose.”
But the next day you have a splitting headache and again a door slams…. You raise your voice and your temper and scream, “Of all the inconsiderate people! They must have been born in a barn….” And so on….
Now looking back: just what changed? The slamming of the door was the same. but the attitude of the person was different. The interesting thing is: attitudes can be cultivated….Attitudes change many things, mostly us.