STOP AND THINK – Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. (Abraham Lincoln)

Is this another example of “mind over matter”? It is a good reminder that we are responsible, not just for how we act, but also for how we think. In other words, it’s often a matter of attitude. We can choose to let circumstances or other people control our emotions, or we can take our responsibility seriously and choose to be in control of our attitude.

Put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires … [and] be made new in the attitude of your minds. (Ephesians 4:22-23)