Jan 23, 2009

Choosing a Happy Attitude!


There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.

‘Well,’ she said, ‘I think I’ll braid my hair today.’
So she did, and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror, and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.

‘H-M-M,’ she said, ‘I think I’ll part my hair down the middle today.’
So she did, and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror, and noticed that she had only one hair on her head.

‘Well,’ she said, ‘today, I’m going to wear my hair in a pony tail. ‘
So she did, and she had a fun, fun day.

The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror, and noticed
that there wasn’t a single hair on her head.

‘YAY!’ she exclaimed.
‘I don’t have to fix my hair today!’

(Author: she may be called unknown but look around... and you probably do know her!)

shown above:
my happy blocks, begun on January 20, 2009 and with hope and by choice, extending into the rest of my life

Please join me in a happy dance today, whether you're sewing or crafting, at a hard job at work away/or at home.....in the sunshine, in the rain, or under some heavy clouds...we can still choose to smile, to hug, to love, and to dance.....

for as the rest of this goes...

Attitude is everything.
Be kinder than necessary,
for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Live simply,
Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

And please, please, please...be sure to pass it on!


Anonymous said...

I love this post! Good words to live by.

Anonymous said...

From mau who said ...
"I tried to leave a post on the top post but it won't open...so here is for Attitude (Jumping up with joy and clapping hands). Thank you so much, I needed that."

From Me:
Ah, Mau! Thank you! Don't know why that other post wouldn't open. It must have been jumping up just when it should have been jumping down. You have a really good day today...no matter what. hugs, Michele

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a perfectly marvelous post, especially for those of us stuck at our desks on Friday afternoon with bosses who are working as if there is no tomorrow... or next week...

Thank you dear, Michele!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Michele, I LOVE this post today. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

~~Deby said...

oh this is so true and convicting..

Anonymous said...

Thats the only scenario. I can live with it.

Library Gal Quilts said...

And, "May your bobbin always be full"!! Thanks for the uplifting reality check! Pam in Chico

Donna said...

I'm so glad to have read your post today. It really came at a perfect time for me. Lately I've had to catch myself, and say hey, you need to stop and think about all the good things and not so much on the bad. This is a wonderful little story but has so much meaning, I will definitey pass it on.

MARCIE said...

Wonderful post Michele! It sounds just like YOU!

*karendianne. said...

Oh what a happpy, happy post. Thanks for sharing.