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Broken attitude is tempting but not an option

Apple Care call time
Yes, 3-plus hours on a call for help.

 

Broken attitude is tempting, but not an option. At the end of the call, resolution was not complete. i kept reminding myself during the three-plus hours,  “This is a first world problem challenge”.

That was enough to keep a positive attitude throughout.

Had it not been for the concise, compelling reminder, i would have went off the deep end with impatience.

 

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This website is about our mental attitude. To easily leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.

 

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Rethink

Attitude is a mislabeled word

Attitude is a choice
We call it attitude, but it’s really about gratitude.

 

Attitude is a mislabeled word.

The only way to control attitude is with gratitude.

If you are not the most positive person you know, you are missing a huge lifetime opportunity.

 

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This website is about our mental attitude. To easily leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.

 

On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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Thankfulness

Can you text me one thing each morning?

jeff noel quote
This came to me two days ago. Wisdom is action (and sometimes intentional inaction). Common sense without action is not common sense.

 

Can you text me one thing each morning in addition to your blood pressure readings?

One thing you are grateful for as you take your blood pressure.

Do you know why i ask?

Because i know you can do it.

And because i believe it will help you.

The fact that someone is asking you to do this for yourself is something to be grateful for.

And the fact i am alive is a bonus gratitude item. Not all children live longer than their parents.

i am grateful because i know you know all this to be true. i am also grateful that you are alive. Not every parent gets a chance to have a 7th decade of life.

 

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This website is about our mental attitude. To easily leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.

 

On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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Dear Son

Cooper RIP

Sanibel sunset
None of knew this would be Cooper’s last sunset; however, we were all together for his last sunset at our favorite spot.

 

Unless you’re emotionally attached to a sad event, it’s challenging to care about it. This post is asking for your empathy or your prayer. This post is asking that you think the same way about your own misfortunes.

When something ‘bad’ happens, particularly when it blindsides us, we are left in shock, and deeply hurting.

The antidote, at least from my 57 year perspective, is to cling to gratefulness as if our very life depends on it.

Find the reasons to be grateful, even as you cry uncontrollably.

There is literally no exception to “it could be worse”. It can always be worse. And often, it can always be much worse.

We all have shocking moments in life. July 14, 2014 was one of them.

The upside is that we were all together at our favorite place. It could have played out so much differently. i’m grateful that it didn’t.

 

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This website is about our mental attitude. To easily leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.

 

On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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Joy In Your Spirit

#Gratitude

#Gratitude

We can be grateful all the time.

All.

The.

Time.

Try being unhappy when you are grateful. (#Joy)

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.