October 18 ~  Our Attitude Swindoll's Ultimate Book of Illustrations & Quotes

"We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude." ~ Charles Swindoll

Charles Swindoll

A source of inspiration and optimism, Insight for Living author and pastor Charles R. Swindoll (1934-) was born on this day in El Campo, Texas.

"The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day," he said.

The internationally syndicated radio host became an evangelical minister after a tour of duty with the Marines in Southeast Asia.

Known for his wealth of quotes and motivational stories, he once said: "Often one seeks greener grass on the other side, only to find when he gets there it's not edible. Sometimes, however, it is. But if the grass is greener, on the other side, you can bet their water bill is higher."

After 23 years as senior pastor at the First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton, Swindoll was named President of Dallas Theological Seminary in 1994. The writer of over 25 best-selling books, Swindoll has dedicated his life to helping others celebrate life with faith. With his growing webcast audience, he has been able to reach many with his passionate voice and vision.

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it," he said.

Cultivate an attitude of gratitude.