Haskell Pitch on the East Branch of the Penobscot River. Robert Bukaty took the photo. This is in the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
A nice quiet day, but it's early yet. No much for me to do, coffee in a couple of hours and my daughter will be here to use the computer and printer. Have a nice restful day.
Attitude is everything!
Today will be what we make it. Regardless of the weather, the kinds of work to be done, the personalities crossing our paths, we’ll feel joy and peace if that is our choice.
Agonizing over circumstances that aren’t to our liking or dwelling on our failure to control other people, whether friends or foes, has robbed us of the happiness that is always ours to experience. Depression, anger, fear, and frustration shadowed our steps because we didn’t take control of the only thing that’s ever been in our control absolutely—attitude.
It’s so easy to blame others for every wrinkle in our lives. But as we grow accustomed to the idea of taking full responsibility for how we think and feel, we’ll be empowered. No longer will our sense of self feel diminished. And, as Abraham Lincoln is credited with saying, we will be just as happy as we make up our minds to be.
Nobody can mess with my attitude but me!
From: A Life of My Own, Daily Meditations of Hope and Acceptance