Sometimes a bad mood lands like bird crap on your shoulder, and sometimes it drifts in like a layer of pollen on a windowsill. Either way, you’ve got to clean it up.
My mood-cleaners in hand today: a beautiful card that just arrived in the mail, a luxurious Christmas gift, and the strangest cat I’ve ever met.
Here is a mood-cleaning quotation, from the ever-mood-cleaning blog of Jonathan Carroll:
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, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, 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 everyday 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% of how I react to it. And so it is with you … we are in charge of our Attitudes. –Charles R. Swindoll
Share one of your mood-cleaners in the comments.