Do you need an attitude adjustment?


Forwarded messages are usually a dime a dozen but once in a very great while I receive one with a timely note that makes me catch my breath.

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Such was the case today.  Olivia and Norma both sent the following regarding “attitude.”  Mine hasn’t been so great lately and I find myself complaining more than uplifting.  This gave me a quick smack in the pants.

Here it goes:

“There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head. ‘Well,’ she said, ‘I think I’ll braid my hair today.

So she did and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.’M-M-M,’ she said, ‘I think I’ll part my hair down the middle today.’

So she did and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed
that she had only one hair on her head.’Well,’ she said, ‘today I’m going to wear my hair in a pony tail.’

So she did, and she had a fabulous day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn’t a single hair on her head.’YAY!’ she exclaimed. ‘I don’t have to fix my hair today!’Attitude is everything.


Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly,and pray continually. Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

4 thoughts on “Do you need an attitude adjustment?

  1. Emily—thanks for sending. This is a profound message—-especially for many of your elderly friends whose problems are multiplying.

    Shirley D.

  2. You know what I make a point to do each Wednesday of each week. I, like you, seem to see many, many people everyday that smiles when I pass by. The lady or man in the check out line at (everywhere). I recognize them and they recognize me, but they don’t know my name, so one a week, on a Wednesday, I make srue that there is one service persons that I meet and greet that will know my name and I will know their name. I am amazed how many people that I come into contact with that say hello because I went the extra step and introduced myself.

  3. Chet, These days it seems like everyone is on a cell phone and in a world of their own. I long for the old days when you were attached to a cord and when someone called you simply weren’t home!

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