08 November 2011

the secret to life

"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past ... we cannot change the fact that people will act 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% of how I react to it."
Life is strange, life is beautiful, life is confusing, and life is magical. Life is comical, life is lovely, life is precious, and life is extraordinary. But most of all, life is ours, and life is what we make it.

I found the above quote on the internet a few weeks ago and instantly fell in love with it because it perfectly describes my view on life. If you wake up in the morning determined that it will be a horrible day, it most likely will be. Likewise, if you wake up in the morning and decide that the day will be a great one, it most likely will be. It goes without saying that there will be bumps in the road, but how we react to them makes all the difference.

A lot of my friends have asked me how I'm so okay with everything, or how I can take things so well, and I'm not saying that I don't break down and cry sometimes, because I assure you I do, but a lot of the time I'm able to get through it because I know that things will get better, I know that it will eventually blow over, and I know that I'll be able to make it through this. And guess what? Not only does it work, but the very idea of it is extremely comforting to me.

Whatever religion, whatever beliefs, and whatever faith, we all have the ability to make our lives what we want them. It sometimes bothers me how people are hurting for me or pitying me because I'm not a christian and am not a follower of God, because to me, it doesn't make a difference. I'm a happy person and I live a happy life, and I do believe in fate, and I do believe that everything happens for a reason. In a way, Fate is my God, because I do have a purpose, and I do have a path to follow, christian or not.

Those are just my thoughts and I truly hope I haven't offended any of you! Religion is a sketchy topic, and I have been debating whether or not to post this for quite some time now and decided that it would be alright, so please don't take it offensively!

I'd love to know:
What are your thoughts on this subject?


  1. You probably kind of know what my "outlook" is from my blog and such...I'm not a super emotional person either. Sometimes, I can be, but most of the time I'm not. I rely on God to help me get through hard things. Even when life is easy, He's still there with me, guiding me. I think that's my outlook - there's so much more, but this is it in a nutshell.

  2. Deep, yet true. We both believe the same!