Today is SENIOR CITIZEN’S DAY!!! I’m not one yet, but I’m fast approaching the starting gate. Of all the attributes needed to be successful in life, I believe two are most important: a good attitude and disposition. I’m sure we all recognize a good attitude, but we don’t hear much about disposition anymore.
What is a disposition?
dis·po·si·tion noun \ˌdis-pə-ˈzi-shən\ : the usual attitude or mood of a person or animal : a tendency to act or think in a particular way.
The other day I was in the grocery store and saw a T-shirt that said “I love my attitude”. Of course we all know it’s a statement about a BAD attitude, a sort of declaration that although the attitude is not good, there are no plans to do anything about it – except brag about it.
If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until it gets so ugly you can hardly bear to look at it. A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
– Roald Dahl
How times have changed. When I was a kid, we did not brag about a bad attitude, or disposition. I was encouraged to have the best disposition I could have, and told that with God’s help it was possible. When did we give up and begin bragging about the bad in us? It makes me sad that we choose to give up, give in and surrender to negativity. Life can be so much better. God wants to help us make it the best life with love and peace from Him.
Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. – Emory Austin
It’s possible to have a shiny disposition with God’s help. God, our loving heavenly Father. We need to ask for His help. He knows where you are, the pain you feel (physically and emotionally), and He calls you by your name. Take a moment to call on God at the beginning of each day. Ask Him to guide and direct your path, give you strength and courage to face the day ahead.
I’ve decided that the stuff falling through the cracks is confetti and I’m having a party! – Betsy Cañas Garmon
Celebrate a positive outlook, a good attitude, a shiny disposition! 😀