The most famous attitude poem ever written was composed by Charles Swindoll. As you read it you will find encouragement and wisdom in it. You may also be inspired by the other poems we have.
Your attitude is an important part of your life. It can determine whether you are happy or sad, whether you are a success or a failure, whether you are content or dissatisfied. It impacts all aspects of our lives.
Let these short poems
encourage you to keep your attitude positive, and look for the good in life. It doesn't matter what your age, it doesn't matter
what challenges you face, if your attitude is positive life is easier.
Be inspired by these poems to keep your attitude positive, finding the brighter things in life. You and only
you make the choice in how you view things!
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, than education,
Than money, than circumstances,
Than failures, than successes,than what others think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.
It will make or break a company… a church… a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding
The attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have,
And that is our attitude…
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me,
And 90% how I react to it.
And so it is with you…
We are in charge of our attitudes.
Great persons rise above adversity and attain new heights of achievement by
Turning tribulations into triumphs,
Failures into fortunes,
Setbacks into successes,
Obstacles into opportunities,
And burdens into blessings.
They refuse to be hampered by handicaps,
Dismayed by discouragements,
Overcome by opponents,
Defeated by disappointments,
Or destroyed by disasters.
Age And How You See Things
by William Arthur Ward
Regardless of age, you are still young at heart
As long as you exclaim:
"What's the use!" . . .
When you say
Instead of "Oh well" . . .
When you yell,
Instead of "So what?". . .
When you contend
"You can't fight City Hall" . . .
When you insist
"Folks are swell"
"You can't trust people anymore" . . .
When you greet others with
"What a great day to be alive!"
"The world is shot to pieces". . .
When you proclaim
"What an opportunity"
"What a predicament."
by William Arthur Ward
Interruptions can be viewed as sources of
Irritation or opportunities for service,
As moments lost or experience gained,
As time wasted or horizons widened.
They can annoy us or enrich us,
Get under our skin or give us a shot in the arm.
Monopolize our minutes or spice our schedules,
Depending on our attitude toward them.
What You See
Poet: Henrietta R. Eliot
For what you find in these sweet days,
Depends on how you go about it;
A glad heart helps poor eyes to see,
What brightest eyes can't see without it.
One child sees sunlit air and sky
And bursting leaf buds, round and ruddy;
Another looks at his own feet,
And only sees that it is muddy!
I saw a little muddy stream
That turned to fairest blue,
Because the surface caught the gleam
Of heaven's azure blue.
And so this life, whate'er it be,
Might turn to heaven fair,
If we would lift our eyes and see
The beauty everywhere.
The Biggest Difference
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer
What makes the biggest difference in someone's life?
The person's attitude for sure
It can be positive and optimistic
Or, it can be negative, and close every door.
Your attitude can be one that is
Down, complaining, and blue
Or you can find the little things
That bring happiness that's true.
You can be contented with life
Or you can always be wanting more
You complain how life's not fair
And find everything a bore.
What do you focus your attention on
Will determine your attitude
Focus and find the positive
Live with gratitude.