The purpose of this page is to enrich and inspire the lives of women.  I have had some tragedies in my life. I have had to deal with some difficult situations. I learned that my attitude influences the outcome of many of these situations. I found this quote that I would like to share with you. If you are in a difficult situation read this quote. I hope it is as helpful for you as it has been for me.

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of ones attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts…. We cannot change our past…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 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes.

Charles R. Swindoll


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16 Replies to Attitude

  1. Ruth Ceesay says:

    i have found that my positive attitude has helped in relationships with family and friends when entering a negative situation looking on the bright side of things can lighten the air.

    • GBFANDCO says:

      Yes, it is easy to get caught up in negative emotions. I am currently doing a personal fast to remind myself to stay positive. My hungry is a reminder to look on the bright side. Sounds like an extreme tactic but it is won’t I won’t forget.

  2. Kimberly says:

    This is very true. We cannot change our past — but now that we are the authors of our lives we can definitely change the outcome of our future by being the best we can be. Great post , and very necessary little reminder. ;]


    • GBFANDCO says:

      Thank you Kimberly!! I have to remind myself. I am actually in the middle of a 7 day fast. The fast is to encourage me to alter my mind. So my hungry pains are a reminder if something goes bad today, it so ok. Do what’s necessary to address the situation then proceeds with all the other joys in my life.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I love this post. You have a great way of writing, and I love the intent with which you write. You have a great goal for your blog.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

    • GBFANDCO says:

      Thank you so much for taking time to comment. I sincerely want women to be happy. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I say what I feel, I believe other women feel similar but choose not to express it. This is a way for me to speak for them.

  4. Butterflybreeze69 says:

    i have to do some soul searching after reading this. i think the way i have been reacting to my employees is doing my business harm. i need to change the way i handle situations.thanks so much for this post.

  5. Liz says:

    100% agree with this. Your attitude can either make or break you in a time of crisis. You can either play the victim or you can take whatever difficult situation is at hand and handle it with a positive attitude and overcome it. Love this post.

  6. ShalidaAnn says:

    This really made sense to me.

  7. Alli says:

    Love it!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, I needed this as I’m going through many changes and a sort of pre-midlife crisis. It’s a difficult ride, certainly a very bumpy one, but it’s amazing how a quote can change your attitude, inject positive energy in you and make you stronger.

  9. Ashley says:

    Very inspirational!

  10. This post is short but relatable and important. It’s true…you can only change so many things in life; most of your fortune (or misfortune) are based on how you react to situations. Similar idea to “God grant me the serenity to…” in the Bible.

    -xo, Brittany

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