Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely. Roy T. Bennett, author
Taking Roy Bennett’s advice and looking to the Peanut’s cartoons for help with attitude adjustment, here’s what I found.
Remember Lucy and her the Psychiatric Help, 5 cents, the doctor is in cartoon? Sometimes, when life is difficult, Lucy’s advice makes sense.
Here’s a favorite—“Go home and eat a jelly-bread sandwich folded over,” she once quipped, reminding me not to over-dramatize the situation and just curl up with some comfort food until the storm blew over.
Sometimes, we need a good laugh to adjust our attitude—
Lucy Van Pelt: I know how you feel about all this Christmas business, getting depressed and all that. It happens to me every year. I never get what I really want. I always get a lot of stupid toys or a bicycle or clothes or something like that.
Charlie Brown: What is it you want?
Lucy Van Pelt: Real estate.
Affirmation: I will choose my attitude wisely.
Coaching questions: What’s your attitude about the holidays this year? How might you choose differently? What difference will it make?