No Whining

Wisconsin weather in late January and early February can be pretty tough to take. But when it hits in mid-November, it’s extra tough. With the temp going down to 9 degrees tonight, all I have to say right now is, “Brrrr!

Okay, enough whining! I’m now in a “no whine” zone…

As we approach a season of scheduled thanksgiving, it occurs to me that whining is pretty much the opposite of being thankful. Also, that being thankful is more of an everyday attitude that is able to transcend fluctuating circumstances rather than being dependent upon them for a sense of well-being or significance.

Years ago, someone shared with me the helpful quote below about attitude. I hope it helps you like it’s helped me

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude in life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important 
than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than 
failuresthan successes, than what other people think or say or do.  
It is more important than appearancegiftedness or skill. It will 
make or break a company… a church… a home.
The remarkable thing is that we have a choice every day regarding the 
attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…
we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way… 
We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is 
play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
 
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how 
I react to it.  And so it is with you.  We are in charge of our attitudes.”
-Chuck Swindoll

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
-1 Chronicles 16:34

Let’s live out an attitude of gratitude each and every day!