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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