I woke up early today,
excited over all I get to do
before the clock strikes midnight.
I have responsibilities to fulfill today.
I am important.
My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.
Today I can complain because the weather is rainy
or I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.
Today I can feel sad that I don't have more money
or I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases
wisely and guide me away from waste.
Today I can grumble about my health
or I can rejoice that I am alive.
Today I can lament over all that my parents didn't give me when I was
growing up or I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.
Today I can cry because roses have thorns
or I can celebrate that thorns have roses.
Today I can mourn my lack of friends
or I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new friendships.
Today I can whine because I have to go to work
or I can shout for joy because I have a job to do.
Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do housework
or I can feel honored because God has provided shelter for my mind,
body and soul.
Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped.
And here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping.
What today will be like is up to me.
I get to choose what kind of day I will have!
Have a great day...unless you have other plans.
- Author Unknown
And some quotes about attitude by Sri Chinmoy
Cannot change man's life.
Can and does.
Is nothing short of
A divine attitude.
Change your attitude!
Lo, look what stands before you:
Where is your sympathetic
And devoted attitude?
In the name of perfection
You are criticising others
Do you not see
That what is coming forward
Is not your sense of perfection
But your unconscious,
If your Lord Supreme scolds you,
Your divine attitude
will immediately say:
But please let me try again!
Please give me another chance
To please You,
To please You in Your own Way!"
How can you make
Any satisfactory progress
If your mind is blinded
By your negative attitude
Towards the inner life
And the ultimate Destination?
Your do-nothing attitude
Not only for the complete failure
Of your own life
But also for the sad failure
Of your big world-family.
What is doubt,
A world-strangling attitude
Of our mind?
With our heart-attitude
We shall be able
To change the world
With our life-plenitude.
You can read more of Sri Chinmoy's great writings at