Healthy Living inflammation


Life sometimes gets in the way of daily posting.  Specifically, the treadmill of life sometimes roars too fast.

But, as I strolled through the hospital this morning there was this plain piece of white paper taped to the wall around the nurses station.

Although, I am not overly religious, and even highly conflicted about which rituals are the right ones, these words from a pastor/celebrity stopped me for a moment.


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 success, than what other people think or say or do.  It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.

It will make or break a company, a church or 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 that we have, and that is our attitude.

I am convinced that life is 10% ofwhat happens to me, and 90% of how I react to it.  And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.

As a cardiologist programmed to “alert” most of the time, words such as these help me.

Plus, I haven’t seen the studies yet, but guess that positive attitudes reduce inflammation, which is good for our atria, and our arteries.


3 replies on “Attitude…”

I'm linking this to my Ancient Reptile blog. Thanks for posting it! Attitude is so important when dealing with chronic disease. I have moderately severe RA, and have found that an "attitude of gratitude" and a strong dose of humor are important in surviving day to day.

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