Posts Tagged ‘Attitude’

Arrogance is the Vanity of Life

Most of us dislike associating with people who are arrogant.  An arrogant person is described as being vain, prideful, conceited, and boastful.  The dichotomy is that arrogance appears to be over-confident, when in reality it is the opposite.  If you could look behind the veneer of arrogance […]

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Narrow-mindedness is the Bigotry of Life

What does it mean to be narrow-minded?  Well, it seems today that anyone who disagrees with the philosophies, the politically correct ideologies, and the culturally accepted mores’ of the day could be considered narrow-minded.  Jesus challenged the religious traditions of the ecclesiastical hierarchy of His day, while […]

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Complaining is the Ungratefulness of Life

The act of complaining reflects an inner attitude of ungratefulness that refuses to acknowledge anything positive in the face of the slightest adversity or aggravation. Complaining misses the juiciness and the sweetness of the cherry, and focuses on the pit.  Complaining is like overlooking the color and […]

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Stubbornness is the Obstinacy of Life

I believe that almost every negative attribute can be re-directed into something positive.  For example, a dogged-determination could be confused with obstinate stubbornness.  When Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, he failed hundreds of times before he succeeded.  No doubt, many thought he was just being stubborn. […]

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Moodiness is the Thief of Life

Have you ever known people who constantly go through extreme mood swings?  They are either flying above the clouds or so low they have to look up to see the bottom.  You dread seeing them coming because you don’t know if they will be happy or sad, […]

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Patience is the Trial of Life

We live in an age of instant gratification.  We have instant potatoes, instant rice, and instant pudding which actually isn’t bad.  However, I remember the days of hand-cranked homemade ice cream.  I would watch the salt melt the ice on the outside and imagine the taste of […]

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Humility is the Highway of Life

I heard a joke about a man who wrote a book and arrogantly entitled it, ‘Humility and How I Attained It’…  Obviously, he missed the point. The road to humility is not crowded.  Humility is not a popular subject.  We live in a “dog eat dog society” […]

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Gratitude is the Attitude of Life

Perhaps you have heard the expression, “Attitude is everything.”  Your attitude can make or break you.  In the Old Testament, it was murmuring and complaining that got the Hebrew children into the most trouble while they were wandering in the desert.  No one enjoys being around someone […]

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