We CHOOSE our attitude – it doesn’t choose us

“I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it’s only a choice of attitude” – Judith Knowlton

The Diamonds will tell you that I constantly speak about choices. This quote highlights such an important perspective. How we prepare ourselves for every day shapes our experiences. Even if we don’t consciously think about it, we make a choice when we get out of bed how we will embrace the day and it is all in the attitude we have. We CHOOSE our attitude – it doesn’t choose us. We all navigate many difficult things in life from health, to grief or some other struggle. We can choose defeat, negativity, whinge and whine or face these difficulties with hope and giving each day our best. Even when things don’t always turn out the way we hope, a grateful and positive attitude will help us cope better with disappointments. Choosing your attitude doesn’t mean life is mistake and problem free or that life will be disappointment and pain free. However, a right attitude helps us navigate life’s ups and downs and also determines how everything unfolds. We’ve all been around people who grumble their way through their days from the moment their feet hit the floor. Attitude is contagious, both affecting as well as inspiring others around us. No one can choose your attitude but you. I want my life to exude love for life, purpose, meaning, curiosity, creativity and enthusiasm. We all have the capacity to choose to influence those around us positively. Choice is a gift we all have every single day. I choose to have an attitude of that will influence and hopefully inspire others to do the same.

Janine Epere

CEO Destiny Haven