3 Steps to An Attitude Adjustment

Adele M. Gill 3 Steps to An Attitude Adjustment I think it is fair to say that all days are not created equal. In fact, when I wake up in the morning, I am never sure if I will be able to walk, talk or breathe due Myasthenia-like Syndrome. For me, life is a great adventure – lived day by day, one day at a time. However, though I tend to worry about things, I understand well that it is by only by God’s grace that I can revel in the blessings of each new day despite my health issues. Sometimes I need to remind myself that I have beautiful remissions, and for that I am eternally grateful! There are, however, times when I feel fatigued, anguished, ill and/or down in general. It is these days that I must remind myself that attitude is at least 50%, if not everything. So what can you do when you need an attitude adjustment to reach for higher ground? Name it and claim. Ask yourself what seems to be wrong and start there. Once you have identified a feeling, you can claim it and embrace it as your own. Pray and read the bible to rediscover your inner peace for a better attitude. You’ll be pressing forward again before you know it! Call a trusted friend or invite them over for a visit. Sometimes we all have burdens that we just need to talk out with a close friend. Most of all, try to remember that every day is a new day; and feelings are temporary. A good attitude, a positive perspective,...

Beating the Odds

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Beating the Odds. Life is full of surprises, unpredictable, and can, sometimes, even be overwhelming. Yet when your inner foundation is in Jesus Christ, the waves of the ocean of life will ebb and tide, but there is nothing to fear, as he carries you safely on His shoulders through uncharted waters. Like you, when I am “prayed up,” steeped in prayer, and striving with peace in my soul trusting that Jesus is close at my side, I am confident like no other time. I can see the positive possibilities and envision beating all worldly odds. I can take tough medical news, and face the future with peace in my heart, with sublime confidence that all is well, even in the here and now. By the grace of God, Jesus gives each of us the necessary strength to figuratively hop hurdles of ‘what ifs’ and hike mountains of fear to reach to the heights to proclaim the Lord’s Good News for the glory of God in word and print. Feeling ever so blest, while walking in His Light, it is possible to envision healing in mind and body for yourself and others, and to pray for those in most need of His love, grace and mercy.                                                      And that would be all of us!!! For when you believe that your strength comes from Jesus,...