As I sit here under the hot sun at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in NYC, I think about all the time people waste focusing on the negative things, myself included. There is so much in nature to enjoy, so many things in life to take advantage of. I am facing a lake…Lol, a dirty lake…watching the corporate sponsored boats race each other for a prize. The spectators cheering them on, the melting pot of ethnicities coming out for one purpose: family fun.
As I watch the children, their innocence intact, playing in the dirty marsh, they are not worried about getting dirty or the dangers of the possible bacteria that lies beneath. THEY ARE LIVING!
This should be our attitude. LIVE. With adulthood comes wisdom, yes, but also fear, doubt and worry. Our gained wisdom should allow us to live better, enjoy life more, and take advantage of the positive things in life. We need to see life through the eyes of children. What we as adults see as a “bad” thing, children see as a just a thing to feel to touch to inquire.
In the words of the Patti Labelle’s “I’ve Got A New Attitude” song:
I’m feeling good from my hat to my shoe,
Know where I am going and I know what to do,
I’ve tidied up my point of view,
I’ve got a new attitude.
I’m in control,
My worries are few,
‘Cause I got love like I never knew,
I’ve got a new attitude!!!
This is not an easy process. One day at a time, with every sunrise, I see LIFE with a NEW ATTITUDE.