Attitude Adjustment

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During my last years of teaching, some changes came about that made me want to give up and throw in the towel! The state of North Carolina was implementing what I call “Teach for the Test.” I enjoyed my creative freedom as a teacher, and to be confined to teaching everything at the exact same time and in exact same way as everyone else did not sit well.  After fretting and complaining for some time, I came to the conclusion that it was better to change my attitude than to change my job.  I made it through the next few years and finished with twenty-nine years. Looking back, I believe I made the best choice for me.  This can apply across the board. We live in a society in which people jump ship every time things don’t go the way they like.  Perhaps an attitude adjustment would spare us a lot of pain! I am still learning!!

Attitude Adjustment

Change your thinking and change your life

Why go up the down escalator

Why carry that root of bitterness into 2017

Always kicking against the pricks is not smart

An attitude adjustment can lighten your load

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Here are my attitude adjustment words of wisdom:

It is easier to change your attitude

Than change your job

It is easier to change your attitude

Than find a new spouse

It is easier to change your attitude

Than find a new church

It is easier to change your attitude

Than lose your children

It is easier to change your attitude

Than move away from neighbors

It is easier to change your attitude

Than not have sex

It is easier to change your attitude

Than grow a new family

It is easier to change your attitude

Than alienate your siblings

It is easier to change your attitude

Than resist change you cannot change

It is easier to change your attitude

Than always be right

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I am sure you can add many more…

Happy New Year

Painting: Dwight L. Roth

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17 thoughts on “Attitude Adjustment

  1. “We live in a society in which people jump ship every time things don’t go the way they like. Perhaps an attitude adjustment would spare us a lot of pain!”

    Well said. At first, quitting and starting over seems to be the best approach, but changing our attitude is easier. Our lives would be better if we put more effort towards adjusting our attitudes – it’ll come in hand for many areas of our lives. Have a great day! 🙂

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