We cannot control the negative atmosphere of the world, but we can control the atmosphere of our minds. (John Maxwell motivational speaker and author)

We may become so discouraged about the way things are going in our world, or the world in general, that we lose all hope. But Maxwell gives good advice: “Too often we try to choose and control things we cannot. Too seldom we choose to control what we can … our attitude.” Think of what a change to a positive, hopeful attitude could do if it became contagious.

All of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted and keep a humble attitude (1 Peter 3:8).