Sunbird Wisdom: Attitude is Everything

Sunbirds are mostly seen as the gems of the birds and vultures, typically large and robust, differ mainly in their attitude to life. Sunbirds focus on the most beautiful flowers for their food, while vultures look for rotten carcasses. Sunbird people focus on the positive, bright side of life whereas vulture people can only see the negative, dark side of life.

We have one freedom inside us that nobody can take away, the freedom of attitude in any given circumstance. Life basically gives you two choices: a negative or a positive attitude. People with a negative attitude can only see the dark and negative side of life. A positive attitude lets you develop the courage and determination to be committed to what you want to do and where you want to go in your life. You have Mr. Positive and Mr. Negative in constant battle in your head. Guess who wins? The one you feed the most!

Attitude is your choice and your responsibility. With a positive attitude you can never have a bad day. With a bad attitude you can never have a positive day. We cannot change the past, or the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is refine our attitude and think positively.

Live with a positive attitude and a purpose on earth and have abundance in life. The rain can dampen the soil at will, but it cannot dampen your spirit without your will. – Anonymous

From African Wisdom by Dr. Lanette Hattingh

Dear Net Buddies,

Do you wake up expecting each day to be good or bad?

Can you identify anything that starts you off each day with this mindset?

What could you do to move yourself to the most positive frame of mind possible?

What will your first step be?

You know what to do – write down your responses and make your first step to put them in a safe place to bring to the LaunchPads soon.

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One Comment on “Sunbird Wisdom: Attitude is Everything

Lynn Easton
January 29, 2023 at 1:41 am

everything day I wake up and say
I am blessed with another magnificent day, where I can choose to be sad and gray or I can rise and dance my blues away, like today, rain dropped upon my pane, tree frogs sang a high vibrational song so the birds and crickets sang along, and to my utter delight, while I looked at my garden I adore a sunbird blessed me more, by landing upon a flower I cherish an orchid of fire colours so red and bright where it becked a while then took off in flight, it emerald body glinting to my delight, so how could I choose to be blue with all this beauty of which I tell you, being cheerful in nature’s grace keeps a smile on my grateful face, so if gray tries to embrace your day’s step into nature’s space to be certain to feel great, it’s my choice everyday to play amongst butterflies and dainty other Insect life to make all alright
written with love
By Lynn Easton


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