From the Pastor's Desk

Weekly thoughts and announcements from our Pastor, Fr. Tom Lewandowski.

Attitude Determines Attitude!

Unlike some things in life, we can choose our outlook.  Sometimes we just need a reminder that happiness can often simply be a result of choosing attitudes.  I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight.  I have responsibilities to fulfill today.  My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.

Today, I can complain because the weather is rainy or I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.

Today, I can feel sad that I don’t have enough money or I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.

Today, I can grumble about my health or I can rejoice that I am alive.

Today, I can lament over all my parents didn’t give me when I was growing up or I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.

 Today, I can cry because roses have thorns or I can celebrate that thorns have roses.

Today, I can whine because I have to go to work or I can shout for joy because I have a job to do.

Today, I can mourn my lack of friends or I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new friendships.

Today, I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do housework or I can feel honored because God has provided shelter for my body, mind and spirit.

Today stretches ahead of me waiting to be shaped.  And here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping.  What today will be like is up to me, I get to choose what kind of day I will have. 

Words of Wellness – Author Unknown