Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Could do better

Dear Ella,

Sadly "could do better" was a phrase that popped up on a regular basis on my school reports - never on yours or Sophie's.

I was sent the quotation below and it really strikes a cord with me.  I do fundamentally believe in this approach to life and have truly being try to apply it for at least the last ten years or so.  However, "could do better" springs to mind.

Lots of love Mum

‘The longer I live, the more I realise 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 other people 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 every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.  We cannot change the past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.  We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is plan on the one thing 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.’
 Pastor Charles ‘Chuck’ Swindoll.


  1. Never a truer word Jo...... Been sent same words myself recently! Love Jim x

  2. Wonderful words, and helpful to anyone at any age. They are now stuck to my fridge.
    Christine x