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.
I want to be weird.
I want to be original.
I want to live my life, not the life someone else thinks I should live.
I want to be bold and not worried about what other people think of me.
What do I think about, when I think about my home?
My home is where I eat and sleep.
It’s where I relax and put up my feet.
But, that’s not all I think about. My home is so much more than that. My home is where I live with my family. They go together in my mind.
Mom, with her personality
and even her mentality
completely opposite of mine
However, we get along fine
Conflicts are frustrating
Yet, resolutions bring understanding
Gwen, taking on adult responsibilities
Finding her place in a world of possibilities
Dogs full of silliness, bringing laughter
Their shenanigans making our days brighter
That’s what I think about, when I think about my home.
Sometimes, I think about all the different cells, microscopic mites, and other things that live on or within the human body. I wonder what life would be like, if I was such a creature.
Blood cells run around all day. They collect oxygen and deliver that oxygen all over the body.
- Hello, Blood Cell Fred. What are you doing today?
- Well, I am going to collect and deliver oxygen. The same thing I did yesterday, and the day before that, and the day before that, and the day before that, and……..
The immune system is responsible for defense. White blood cells are solders and they are always ready for a fight.
- Intruder Alert! All available solders report to the sinus cavity ASAP. Deploy mucus defenses and prepare for combat.
Microscope mites live on our bodies, including on our eyelashes. When I lose an eyelash that would be a catastrophic event in their world.
- This is Molly Mite, reporting for Mighty Might News. An eyelash, known as Miniville, mysteriously disappeared. The number of causalities is unknown at this time. Also, the Department of Missing Mites is overwhelmed by mites trying to locate loved ones that lived in the region. Further updates will be available during the 7:00 broadcast.
Learning about your family history can be intriguing. You might even discover you are the descendent of royalty or some famous historical figure. However, it didn’t work out like that for me.
My ancestors were coal miners, bootleggers, moonshiners, and honky-tonk musicians. Oh well, at least they weren’t boring.