What is the role of attitude in life? How does how we approach life change our lives?
A couple of days ago I was in a hotel at their free breakfast bar. I picked up my coffee and spilled it. The woman standing next to me (I had never met her before) grabbed napkins and started helping me to clean up the mess. A couple of previously clean paper coffee cups had been splashed, so I tossed them to the trashcan and missed. She laughed, and said, “Your day is off to a bad start.”
My response: “My day has started by meeting a very nice person.” It just popped out of my mouth, unthought.
Attitude: how we see what is in front of us. A positive attitude doesn’t change that I spilled my coffee. It did open my eyes to the helpfulness of a stranger.
Do we only see the negative? Or do we open our eyes among the negative to find the positive? And what difference does that make?