The Attitude of Gratitude

Did you ever have a day where one little thing wreaked havoc on an otherwise perfect experience? Maybe you found that perfect color blouse to match those pants--only to find an ugly stain on the back...

Or the cute shoes that will set off your new outfit--only to discover they didn't have your size...

(and one for the guys) You finally decided to spring for that big screen TV for the BIG game--only to find out all they had left was the 13" ones and the massive 72" one that wouldn't fit in any vehicle you've ever owned; never mind the price, which was 8x the amount you had in mind...

The experience I had was with a lipstick. Yes, trivial I know. But a disappointment just the same.

You see, I have dogs. Three of them. And while I love them dearly and get great pleasure from owning these rescued-from-abusive-situations pups, I DO NOT love their hair in my purse. ESPECIALLY ON MY FAVORITE LIPSTICK!

I chose to look at the facts. --Dog hair happens. --My lipstick was still useable (after a quick wipe). --My lipstick wasn't melted all over the inside of my purse. --It wasn't really that big a deal (except for my initial 'EWWW') --And the biggie-it wasn't worth throwing a fit over!

I seem to get alot of exercise 'jumping' to conclusions. I think I'd do better to 'exercise' my faith instead.

"My attitude should be like that of King Jesus...(Philippians 2:5-my translation)"