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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


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November 3, 2011 - Get Your Attitude out of the Way

By Doug Clay

A 5-year-old boy was misbehaving, so his parents gave him a “time-out.” (I wish that idea had been around when I was growing up. My mom followed the “spare the rod, spoil the child” philosophy — she wasn’t taking any chances on spoiling.) Anyway, after the boy’s “time-out,” his father talked with him about his misbehavior. He said, “Son, why were you misbehaving?”

The boy thought for a moment and said, “Well, Dad, I think my attitude just gets in the way!”

You know, the boy was right. At times our attitude just gets in the way.

Attitude is huge. The attitude you choose to have will determine the level of happiness and contentment that you live with.

Here are a few lessons I have learned that protected me from getting beat up by my attitude:

Weather delays at airports are not the airline employees’ fault.

Saying you’re sorry is usually better than trying to prove your point.

Some things get worse before they get better.

Regardless of your relationship with family, you will miss them after they are gone.

Most people respond well to kindness and a smile.

No matter how bad it seems today, tomorrows do come and they get better.

Most of the time it is operator failure and not my “stupid computer’s” fault.

I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.

In some situations “It is what it is!”

God makes all things beautiful in His time.

“But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more” (Psalm 71:14, NIV). Choose the right attitude and make it a great day!

— Doug Clay is general treasurer of the Assemblies of God.



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