We all face challenges. Sometimes it can be just having to get out of bed. Anything can be a challenge -- getting to work on time, being patient with your children or spouse, folding laundry, preparing a meal, committee obligations, etc.
I've found one thing that makes all the difference. It's attitude. Yep. Pretty simple. The course of my day can be determined by my attitude. I alone have the ability to make my day a good day or a bad day. It's not up to my family, co-workers, friends, or the gal at the drive-thru window.
I have my bad days just like everyone else. And because of that, I'm grateful that He forgives. I make mistakes and sometimes it's pretty evident that I'm not 'wearing' a good attitude. I do find though that if I make a conscious effort to have a good attitude, it can and usually does make all the difference.
(*The other two things that should be noticeably changed are lifestyle and willingness to serve others.)