From various directions, the government has been usurping many of our freedoms. In the name of everything from national security to political correctness, we are becoming a more governed society. Yet, there is one freedom which remains in our full control: Freedom to choose our attitude/perspective.
While it is important to maintain a good attitude in the complicated and strenuous times, it is very difficult to do if we can’t even control our attitude in day-to-day scenarios. There is no doubt that life can offer some very challenging situations which dare our ability to cope or overcome. Even then though, we must maintain a proper attitude if we hope to make proper decisions.
Most of the time, we don’t deal with endless crisis situations. Instead, we deal with the regular daily travails of life. It’s in these simpler conditions that we must discipline our minds so as to be in control of our attitude. While we can’t always choose what happens in life, we can always choose our attitude.
Choosing our attitude is a great freedom. It has allowed people to endure and triumph through the most dreadful situations mankind can ever face. If others can have great attitudes amidst horrendous times, surely we can too in the times we face. No matter what we face, we are free to choose our attitude.