Thank You Mr. Swindoll. I have often enjoyed listening to such a gifted speaker and also reading your books.
However, your poem entitled "ATTITUDE" is my favorite. So here it is again for others to enjoy as well.
THE LONGER I LIVE,
THE MORE I REALIZE THE IMPACT OF ATTITUDE ON LIFE.
ATTITUDE TO ME, IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE PAST,
THAN SUCCESS, THAN WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK, OR SAY,
IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN APPEARANCE,
GIFTEDNESS, OR SKILL.
IT WILL MAKE OR BREAK AN ORGANIZATION,
A SCHOOL, 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% HOW I REACT TO IT.
AND SO IT IS WITH YOU....
Thanks again from - Dave Wadsworth, The Attitude Architect