in going through some notebooks the other day 
I found this piece of paper with such words of wisdom, 
I had to share it with you all


The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.  Attitude, to me, is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, 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...church...a home.

The remarkable thing is that 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 react in a certain way.  We cannot change the inevitable.  The only thing we can do is play upon 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.

Charles Swindoll

{during the aftermath of the California wildfires, my dad and I volunteered
with Samaritan's Purse to offer help to those that had lost everything...
we would take a site of a home that had been completely reduced to rubble, and proceed to remove all the mess, taking care to preserve any treasures that were left, and leaving the owners with a swept, clean foundation to begin again with...we also presented each and every household with a Bible that we had all signed and prayed over...the real essence of beginning again//
anyway, this paper was given to us volunteers at the beginning of one of our long workdays, 
and I find it so simply profound}

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