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Attitude…

I learn so much from my kids…

Recently my daughter Grace had a mid-year evaluation for her violin class.  She scored well. Mostly 3’s and 4’s out of 5.

As I scanned through the scores, noting what she did well on and what she needed improvement…

finger placement…3
rhythm…4
scales…3
music reading…3

and then there was-

attitude…5

Attitude.  It struck me with such joy that she received a 5 for attitude.  She has always been a pretty cheerful girl, full of life, loving life….So I wasn’t surprised, but it gave me a great feeling knowing that this was her highest scoring category.

I explained to her that nothing is more important than attitude.  I don’t care if she scored 1’s and 2’s on her technique, as long as it wasn’t in attitude.

Attitude is so important, and we need to have a good attitude, even when we don’t feel like it.  Even when it’s raining.  Even when the baby was up all night and I didn’t sleep.  Even when I’m sick.  Even when the bank account is dwindling.  Even when I just don’t feel like it.

I am still to be aware of my attitude.  And need to adjust it accordingly.  To keep my eyes on Him.

I love that her attitude is overall usually positive, and her attitude is to look for the good in people.  She is the most non-judgmental child I know. She loves everyone.  She thinks everyone is her best friend, and would never purposely think badly about people. (note-with the exception of her brother!)

It’s a lesson learned from a child.  To have a positive attitude.  To have an attitude that puts others in high regard.  To have an attitude that pleases God.

Philippians 2:5 says, “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.”

Thank you Grace for teaching Mommy that lesson…

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