Bill Cosby once asked his grandmother:
"Is this glass half full or half empty?"
To which she wisely responded:
"It depends on whether you are pouring or drinking."
While playing baseball all by
himself, a little boy proudly announced: "I'm the greatest hitter
in the world!"
Then he tossed the ball, swung the bat, but missed the shot.
"Strike One!" he shouted.
He picked up the ball and once again proclaimed: "I'm the greatest
hitter in the world!"
With confidence he tossed the ball, swung the bat, but somehow missed
"Strike Two!" he yelled.
The boy after examining his bat and ball confidently affirmed: "I'm
the greatest hitter in the world!"
Once again with a sporting spirit, he tossed the ball, swung the bat,
missed the shot and said:
"Strike Three! ... Wow, I'm the greatest pitcher in the world!"
It says in
my book Bread For the Head that:
The waves of adversity belong to
the ocean of prosperity.
I believe that prosperity as well as
adversity is a state of mind that is controlled by our attitude towards
When my daughter Anahita was little,
if someone said anything negative to her, her reflective response would
"We don't allow no stinking
thinking over here."
A little boy once told his friend:
"Listen, I don't need your attitude,
I have my own."
Children have an interesting way of
keeping our attitude in proper perspective.
Now, many people equate adversity with lack of money.
But, to me: "Money
is like Manure. It stinks when we pile it. It grows when we spread it."
because riches may cover a lot of ground,
but it is the wealth that cultivates it.
That is where the attitude of prosperity consciousness resides.
To me: "A wealthy
person owns money, but money owns the rich person."
wealthy person focuses on making a difference, but a rich person focuses
on making a buck."
That is why wealth is related with wellness,
whereas riches come with a lot of itches.. (Ha Ha)
And so, ultimately, the true measure of a person's wealth is what he or
she has invested in eternity.
Furthermore, I am a firm believer that the consciousness of adversity
stems from our attitude towards gratitude.
"Gratitude be a-part
of our Attitude, not apart from our Attitude."
And let us
"Be happy with what
we have, while in pursuit for what we want."
when we have everything and we still possess nothing."
So that we can behold
Without having the need to hold.