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How's your 'tude?
It's been pretty tough being
a Dodger fan this season.
Even Tommy Lasorda is embarrassed.
Last week, the Los Angeles Times reported that the senior Vice President
borrowed a page from his coaching days and gave a rousing locker room speech
to the team. Lasorda directed one comment toward a specific outfielder,
saying he had a "bad attitude."
Attitude? What's that got
to do with anything?
Isn't the success of a game
defined by how well a team plays not what kind of an attitude they play
with? Think about it for a minute.
Mom and Dad save for six
months to take their children to an amusement park. The day finally comes
and their older teenager resists going because she would rather be with
her friends. She goes, but lags behind the family and refuses to ride any
of those "kiddy rides."
A hard working family calculates
out their tithe to the exact penny, writes out their check and places it
in the offering plate. Does their attitude matter? After all, they followed
the letter of the law.
A wife cooks a fine meal,
but after she brings it from the kitchen slams the plate in front of her
husband and says, "Here it is!" And immediately retreats into
the other room. Does it really matter how good the food tastes?
So, how's your 'tude? Do
you have a good atti (tude) or a bad atti (tude)? Are other people uplifted
or pulled down when they bump into you?
In gift giving, they say
it is the thought that counts-in everything else, I'd say, it's the 'tude