Blessings Come When Attitudes Change

Set your mind that no matter what is going on in your life, you will have a good attitude.
Joyce Meyer

People with my kind of personality have to make attitude adjustments all day long!  Maybe that’s why I like Joyce Meyer so much; her teachings are for me!  Last weekend was one of those times, again, when I planned it perfectly and then…well, life happened.

We packed our suitcase and headed for Scottsdale to enjoy a few days away.  My husband and I always like getting out of town together even if it’s for business.  On the drive out, I mentioned that the resort got as many bad reviews as good.  He muttered not to pay attention to that and draw our own conclusions.  Once there, no way would the front desk release our room to us before the appointed check-in time.  So we didn’t get unpacked and a nap before the first meeting, but something even better happened as we adjusted our attitude and sat by the fireplace in the pretty lobby with Wifi.  We were entertained when Eddie Money arrived and caused a big raucous.  He’s the singer of that Geico commercial that grips me every time, “I’ve got two tickets to paradise, whoa, whoa.”

A couple we’re good friends with arrived early and couldn’t have their room either.  We four decided to go for coffee and ended up at the Cheesecake Factory, my favorite.  I was blessed not only by the fun conversation but with fellowship in the Lord and cheesecake.  He really does alter things around when we decide to plan wisely, but trust Him for the outcome!

I didn’t agree with the online bad reviews of the place.  We were treated with kindness by every staff member, our food was great; the suites were fantastic.  Perhaps the people who wrote those negative reviews just need an attitude adjustment!

This post links to Tell Me A Story.


  1. Mary,
    Isn't that the truth? Attitude changes everything!
    I always loved Eddie Money's voice.
    How cool!

  2. You have challenged me today.....Just what I need an attitude change so thank you for pointing me in the right direction....Isn't God good. He always sends a friend along to give us a boast when needed...

    So glad you had a great trip on your trip and that the place met your expectations...

  3. Oh, how I wish some of our guests would learn from your example, Mary!

    We’re happy to allow guests to check-in prior to the posted time, provided there are available clean/inspected units! This time of year that’s usually not possible, due to occupancy levels. I hope this was your case, and not someone standing on the rules, just to be mean. :)

    So glad you were able to celebrate one another’s company in such a lovely setting!


  4. Another lovely post, Mary. It's so true, we get blessed when we have a good attitude - I guess it's because we're not looking for faults, but for ways to turn around an unpleasant situation.

    What a blessing you received as a result!


  5. Bad attitudes will make you sick! A happy attitude is healthy! I love Joyce Meyer too! Thank you for sharing your delightful story at "Tell Me a Story."

  6. Good thinking. I can't say I'd have been happy at first, but it's nice when, in spite of the tightness, life changes and love increases. Being flexible for the Lord instead of INflexible for the "expectation" is a good thing.

    Glad you had such a blessed time.

  7. I love that you were open to an attitude adjustment. It sounds like it worked. So glad that you had a good time and enjoyed the Cheesecake Factory. It's been a long time since I've been there but I do enjoy that place.

    Blessings and love,

  8. It's so true that attitude always makes a difference in every situation. (Though attitude adjustments are not always easy.) I'm glad that you were able to adjust to your situation, and were blessed by the results. I hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

  9. Hi -

    I enjoyed this piece. It engaged and delighted - for sure!


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