Coffee drinker’s philosophy

Dear Gary,

Instead of coffee, I now drink a wonderful beverage called Spark. 1 just poured my morning cup of Spark and decided to share a bit of my attitude philosophy. It really isn’t all that great but I do believe that our world would be better off 1F each person were to think in the way I’m suggesting. Actually, I came across a saying the other day that ones attitude determines their altitude. Or, was it visa versa?

Anyway, think about this. I never have a bad day as every day is a good day; however, there are some days that are better than others. You see, you can apply this thinking to just about everything and thus have a much more realistic, yet positive view. Will Rogers once said that he had never met a man he didn’t like. I’ve amended that to say I’ve never met a person I didn’t like its just that I like some better than others. Or, I’ve never experienced an event I didn’t like, I’ve just liked some events more than others.

I don’t mean to be naïve and portray that everything is always “peaches and cream” because that would be quite untrue. There are also events that I would just as soon hadn’t happened or that I would like to forget; and, of course there are periods in some days that are shaded by ones mood. By example, when I first wake up in the morning, I’ll admit I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I’m sure my wife would verify that statement, (aw, smile, honey). I’m equally sure that there are some that really believe I AM the sharpest knife in the drawer but ONLY if there are no other knives present.

All I’m really suggesting is that even though you can’t change the past, you can change your attitude about the past and alter your thinking in the present. If you approach the present with a positive attitude, thinking that all of life is great, and realize that part of that life is greater than other parts then you would be amazed at how beautiful each moment of each day and each sunrise is even if there are some clouds between you and the sun.

So — a closing thought: Have a good day, a great week and a fantastic life.

The old coffee drinker,

Randy Middleton

Tonasket

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