The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude of life. Attitude to me is more important than facts, than the past, than education, than money, than failure, than success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than gifts. Attitude can break a company, a church, a home, and a friendship. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past, we cannot change the fact that people will act a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the sting we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you, we are in charge of our attitude.
— Amanda Oosthuizen (via thelittlephilosopher)