Attitude is so important in almost everything we do. How you approach life makes a big difference on success, failure and how you enjoy the journey. Someone once said that those who think they can and those who think they cannot are both right. Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees a problem in every opportunity. An optimist sees an opportunity in every problem.”
I love the idea of having the right attitude and seeing the silver lining in every dark cloud. This does not mean we deny the dark cloud is there. We are simply saying that is not ALL that is there. Below is an article originally posted here. It is a great contrast of the way you can view your life. Which point of view are you going to have? Are you going to be a dog or a cat? Enjoy…
There are dog people and then there are cat people…and, of course, there are people who can appreciate both. I definitely fall into that final category.
Dogs have provided me with hours of endless enjoyment. Their dopey faces, playful attitudes, hilarious expressions always bring great joy to the people who own them. Just ask the owner of this Boston terrier who rides around on a vacuum.
Cats, on the other hand, can sometimes be withholding with their affection. It can take a cat a while to warm up to you, and even then you’re never really sure what they’re thinking. Sometimes, actually, they can even seem downright mean, like this cat who stole a dog’s toy.
These diary entries below perfectly encapsulate what’s going on inside a dog’s and cat’s mind through diary entries. It’s no wonder that they’ve been going viral online — they’re hilarious!
The Dog’s Diary
8:00 am – Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am – A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am – A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am – Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm – Milk bones! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm – Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm – Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm – Dinner! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm – Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm – Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm – Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!
The Cat’s Diary
Day 983 of My Captivity
My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.
The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet. Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates my capabilities. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a “good little hunter” I am.
There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of “allergies.” I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.
Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow, but at the top of the stairs.
I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released, and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously a moron. The bird must be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now…