Monday, August 10, 2009

The Holy Clichés—Openly Hidden Truths--Part II

Attitude, Altitude, Attraction!

“Attitude…fuels my fire or assaults my hope. When my attitude’s aright, there’s no barrier too high, no valley to deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge to great for me.”

Pastor Charles Swindoll

Cliché (from the French): a phrase, expression, or idea that has been overused to the point of losing its intended force or novelty, especially when at some time it was considered distinctively forceful or novel.

The Holy Cliché is one that maintains its integrity, meaning, grit, and truth. For instance:

· Your attitude determines your altitude. You bring the value—high or low—to everything in your life. “Since death is certain and the time of death uncertain, what is the most important thing?” (Anon.) Let it be love.

· You get what you pay for. Cheap is often more expensive in the long run. “What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly. It is the dearness only that gives everything value.” (Thomas Paine)

Altitude sickness: climbing too high. Attitude sickness: not climbing high enough.

“Almost the entire world is asleep. Everyone you know, everyone you see, everyone you talk to. [The few people who] are awake…live in constant amazement.” (From Joe vs. The Volcano)

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