My mom routinely preached being positive to me:
“No one likes to hang out with a negative person.”
One of my mentors used to yell out, “Attitude Check” and we responded with “Praise the Lord!”
I even read “Life Is Tremendous” by Charlie “Tremendous” Jones back in the day!
I always thought of myself as an optimist (maybe I was overly optimistic) so I was disappointed at Vicki’s response to me. But, I knew it was true.
How did pessimism claw into my thoughts and words?
I am optimistic that 2011 will be different. There will be a rebirth of my attitude. I claimed “positivity” as my theme for the year. I need it, but I think the people around me will appreciate it even more. I desire to be a life bringer, to see solutions, to give others courage, to believe the best in people, and to live more out of faith.
“Attitude Check?!” 🙂