Life Booster: Attitude 6

Gratitude comes from having the right perspective.
Max Lucado

Olatunji made his way up the embankment on his hands and knees. He didn't count, but from the time the soft rock music he was enjoying got interrupted by the exploding front tyre of his 2010 Toyota Camry  and he lost control of the steering wheel, the car must have flipped over three or four times before coming to rest in the ditch.
The car was barely a year old, he had treated it better than a new wife. Why is it that life won't allow let him enjoy anything he had worked for? He had lost his job a few months ago, and the new car had been his only compassion. This should not be happening to me he thought as he stretched his hands upwards reaching for the eager waiting hands of a good samaritan at the top of the ditch who had witnessed the accident.

"I don't know you" the man said helping Tunji lay down on the side of the road to gather himself, "but I'm looking at a man who just cheated death out of a meal". At the words of the man, Olatunji's mind shifted like a car changing gear and he realised that in spite of the sadness of losing a car, he had the gift of a life speared.

Attitude adjustment: we either see the cup as half full or half empty, if we must maintain a positive attitude, we must focus on 'what remains', instead of 'what is lost'.

Kanayo Aniegboka

Kani is a Nigerian born and based minister, public speaker, entrepreneur and life coach. His keen and unique perspective to life issues makes him a refreshing voice to listen to. He currently serves as the Executive Coordinator of House on the Rock - Word House and sits on the board of a number of companies.

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