Monday, February 13, 2012

A new week, a good attitude

Last week I shared a great quote about the beauty of cooking. Today I have to share my all-time favorite quote, one shared with me by my mom when I was newly graduated from college.

I've been thinking a lot about this one lately:

"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. 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 one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.

By Charles Swindoll

So I ask you:

How's your attitude? It's been an eventful week or so in the Sweet Pea family, and this quote usually keeps me on the right track.

And so, with a grateful attitude, I share my meals for the week:

Chicken-less Pot Pie, Salad
Pasta Puttanesca, Broccoli, Roasted Artichoke Hearts and Mushrooms
Black Bean and Avocado Tostadas, Green Chili Rice
Navy Bean and Smoked Sausage Soup
Barbecue Chicken Meatloaf, Green Beans, Cauliflower, Mashed

Have a sweet week,

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