Hey team. All right, so today’s the 13th, and we’re going to be up in Longview, having a great meal, white elephant gifts, and giving away some really awesome prizes. I am so excited to be able to hang out with you guys up there in Longview.
Today is Wednesday Workshop, and there’s a woman by the name of Judith M. Knowlton. She says that I discovered I always have choices, and sometimes it’s only a choice of attitude. And what that means to me is we do have choices, and I tell this to my boys all the time. They’re like, “I don’t want to do this, and I don’t want to do that.” Well, unfortunately, you can do it with a smile on your face or do it with a frown on your face, but you still got to do it. You still got to eat the broccoli, you still got to brush your teeth, you still got to clean your room. You still got to do these things. I get it.
Some of you probably say, “I really wish I didn’t have to work.” I hear you. I’ve been working since I was nine years old. I can understand the feeling of having days when you say, “I just don’t feel like working. I don’t want to.” But you can do it with a smile on your face or with a frown on your face, but you still got to go. You still got to do it.
And I say that to myself many times. I’ll look in the mirror, brush my teeth. I’m getting ready, snap, crackle, and pop into the bathroom in the morning. I just don’t feel well, and I got to dig deep and tell myself, “Life is about choices.” I say that all the time. You just got to sometimes do it because it’s the only choice that you have. So which choice are you going to make?
It’s about your attitude. Which attitude are you going to have? Are you going to smile or frown? Are you going to be happy about it or unhappy about it? End result is there are consequences for our choices, both positive and negative. Positive consequence of going to work: you still have a job, you keep getting paid. Bad consequence of not going to work: you might end up losing your job and have to go find another one and have to start over. And think that the grass is greener somewhere else. I’ve been there, thinking that somebody else is going to pay me more, is going to treat me well. These different things.
I’m hoping that you personally are feeling that we’re treating you well and that we love you and that we’re paying you well and that you’re enjoying your time here at Northwest Enforcement. I know it’s not always all that and a bag of Doritos, but we care very much about you, and we love you very much. And because of that, I’m hoping that you’re enjoying the time here.
I’m hoping that last Saturday, you came to the Christmas party and you enjoyed the festivities of the white elephant gift exchange and had some really great food. Tonight up in Longview, going to give away some more prizes, and we’re going to have some more fun, and we’re going to do another white elephant gift. I’m so excited to spend time with you guys.
But life is about choices. It really is. And sometimes the only choice that we have is how are we going to make that choice? What are we going to do with that choice? Are we going to do it with a smile and have a great attitude, or are we going to do it with a frown, have a solemn attitude? And the result is you still got to do it. You still got to take the trash out, because if you don’t take the trash out, your kitchen starts to smell. You get what I’m saying?
And that’s what I tell my boys all the time. It’s our attitude that changes things. And you know what the real thing I’ve noticed is that when I turn my attitude around, not only does the chore, the task, the job, whatever, become easier to do, but I get more reward out of it because my attitude has changed. When I want you to understand that my attitude has changed, so therefore things have gotten better. And that is a powerful thought.
So I’m going to leave that thought with you, along with be valuable because nothing less would do, and a sincere God bless you. And in the next literally, we’re only like 12 days away from Christmas. So God bless you guys as you approach Christmas this year and the new year. We care very much about you. I’m excited to make some great choices with you in the coming year and to be a part of your life. And you’re a part of mine. And together, we’re going to do some really great things. But it’s about our choices and our attitude. So let’s do it. All right, I’ll see you next week. God bless.