Tuesday, January 12, 2010



The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on my life. Attitude, to me, is more important than the past, education, money, circumstances, failures, successes, and what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, or a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can DO is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent how I react to it. And so it is with you, WE ARE IN CHARGE OF OUR ATTITUDES.


When you reach 80, the thrills you will experience will be exciting. You will hardly be able to contain yourself. In the GOLDEN years:

You cannot see.
You cannot pee.
You cannot chew.
You cannot do.
Your memory shrinks.
Your hearing stinks.
No sense of smell.
You look like hell.
Your body's drooping.
You got trouble pooping.


No offense intended, that's just the way it is.


AnnA said...

Hi LV!
"Inside the old body living a young girl..."
But it was fun to read all the facts of beeing older - there are some swedish words/sentences, whith the same meanings.
Have a nice week!/

My name is Riet said...

LV I love your attitude.Live is what you make of it

Rinkly Rimes said...

Maxine is an inspiration. But I'm sure none of the descriptions of infirmity apply to you!

bj said...

Haaahahaaa...G'morning, LV..
I so agree that attitude is what it's all about. We can choose, every single morning, if it will be a good day or a bad. No matter what happens, good or bad, the state of our attitude is how we will handle what comes along.
I love life, always have, and loving something makes you want to handle it a lot better!!
xo bj

Sunny said...

Ha-ha! Thanks for starting my day with a laugh!
Sunny :)

Unknown said...

Attitude is what you make it. Having a positive, bright attitude is so important. I've been working on mine as it has suffered over the years. Thanks for reminding me!

storyteller said...

Amen to this! It's all about attitude isn't it. Love this post!!! Thanks for your visits and lovely comments. I hope I'm blogging like you when I'm in my 80s ... seriously ;-)

It's been MONTHS since I've shared my morning musings and I want to get back in the habit so I started today.
Hugs and blessings,
My Random Thoughts

Diva Kreszl said...

What a wonderful post on the importance of our attitudes, thank you for sharing these very wise thoughts! I love your new header by the way!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

*laff laff* Oh my, how cute...love that wry humor!!!

It may sound like a PLATITUDE but your life is the sum of your ATTITUDE...

Vera said...

Ireally liked that, it is so true!!!

farmlady said...

I can see all of this coming fast and I'm 65 this year.
As much as I wish I could make everyones lives easier, there is a limit and a lot of those limitations are physical.
Attitude is the one thing that I can control and I agree with you about it being the bigger percentage of what we can do. I think attitude is just about everything in life.
Thank you for such an honest post..., and the humor too.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

You are such an inspiration, LV... I hope that I am as perky and young-at-heart when I'm 80!!!!! You are so right... Everything is all about ATTITUDE....


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi LV....
I just love what you had to say today. Your are so right, our attitude is the one thing that we can control. Thanks for the words of encouragement. Love the poem too.

Petit Eyekiss said...

That's true. It's the life!

Ms.Daisy said...

Thanks so much for your humor and keen insights to life's truths. Attitude, along with gratitude, will get us through! Maxine is a favorite, too! :)


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post and thinking about age. I agree with you.
Have a nice day

Unknown said...

LOL...Oh LV this was GREAT!!!! so enjoyed it!