Each and every day I come in contact with individuals who fall in the class of the ‘glass is half empty’ category. They aren’t happy, their job stinks, and they don’t have what they want. While I can agree there is enough misery to go around, I also understand that a good attitude is a choice. I was lying in bed the other night thinking what job would be the absolute worst? By analyzing this thought, I could then be thankful for mine. So what is the worst job? It would have to be the toothbrush. Think about it for a minute when you want to focus on your own misfortunes. You stand around all day waiting for someone to get your bristles up, then two or three times a day you get pasted whether you like it or not. I’m sure you can think of other observations I might have missed.
I want people to be more positive about their life, so I’m going to share with you the following story. I’m hoping it redirects your thoughts to being more grateful and thankful that this incident didn’t happen to you.
A man and his wife are awoken at 3 o’clock in the morning by a knock on the door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a stranger is asking for a push.
“Not a chance” says the husband — “It’s three o’clock in the morning!” He closes the door and returns to bed.
“Who was it?” asks his wife.
“Just a stranger asking for a push” he answers.
“Did you help him? she asks.
“No I didn’t — it’s three in the morning”
“Well you’ve got a short memory” says his wife, “Can’t you remember about three months ago when we broke down on holiday and those two guys helped us?. I think you should help him.”
The man does as he is told and returns to the front door and calls out into the dark “Hello — are you still there?”
“Yes”, comes the answer.
“Do you still want a push?” calls out the husband.
“Yes please!” comes the reply from the dark.
“Where are you?” asks the husband
“Over here on the swing” the man replies.
Attitude is a choice. But most people don’t realize it.