To the Editor:

It has been said, a good attitude is a virtue. 

Just what is attitude? Webster’s definition states, “attitude is a manner of acting, thinking or feeling that shows one’s disposition, opinion or mental set.” 

Taking it a step further then, a good attitude means having a positive way of thinking and perception of situations. Further, a positive attitude means being optimistic about issues, about interactions with others and about yourself, while remaining hopeful, seeing the best even in difficult times and generally having an encouraging affect among those around you. 

It can be said, good results come when working in a positive environment.

“You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

That said, a positive attitude is a desirable personality trait in life. Surprisingly, here are a few not so obvious suggestions for all of us that can contribute to this positive trait: avoid gossip, be more friendly and humorous, take real breaks from serious situations, focus on long-term vs. short-term solutions, listen to relaxing music, and – my particular suggestion – love one another.

Lowcountry neighbors, if needed, if desired, in a minute, you can change your attitude and in that minute you can change your entire day (and life) as well as that of others, for the better. It’s your call.

Earle Everett

Moss Creek