My friend needed her Nissan Rouge hauled from Indiana back to Alabama.
I have a Jeep with an 8 cylinder, 5.7 liter engine, and a tow/haul package. I also love road trips, so I volunteered.
As I was preparing for the trip, people kept asking me questions like:
“Do you know how to load a car onto a car dolly?”
I have no clue.
“Have you ever hauled anything before?”
No, this will be my first hauling experience. Basically, I have no idea what I am doing. However, I do have a can-do-attitude and I will get this job done. 🙂
I am proud to report, I dropped off the Nissan last night and my trip was successful.
I agree with the author’s premise. There are many situations we cannot change in our life. However, our attitude has a huge impact on our emotions and how we deal with those uncontrollable events.
The book contains numerous examples of people who are satisfied with their life situations, even though they are suffering from grief, life threatening illnesses, and other tragic events. Their stories demonstrated practical applications for each of the lessons taught in this book.
We may not be able to change our circumstances, but we can change our life by living out the following attitudes: gratitude, confidence, perseverance, open-mindedness, faith, commitment, hope, compassion, determination, humility, joy, trust, and ownership.
Jones is one of the main characters in the book. Jones notices things about people and helps them in times of trouble. He teaches people how to gain a new perspective on their life. He shows them how to be the person they want to be. Many lives were dramatically changed, due to Jones.
A few of the principles taught by Jones are:
- The struggles of life give us the strength we need to succeed in the future.
- Read about the lives of great people, read about their struggles, their failures, and their success. The experience of others is the best teacher.
- If you continually focus on your needs, you will continually find things you need. Instead, focus on the blessings you already have in life. Gratitude will fill your life with happiness and abundance.
- Happy and enthusiastic people are able to influence those around them.
This was a fun book to read and it’s defiantly a book worth reading multiple times.