When our granddaughter Lily was about four she had a favorite word that ended most of her sentences, it was the word “Dude.” At Thanksgiving a few years ago she asked for ketchup for her turkey (I about passed out), she noticed my horrified look and stated, “It’s chicken dude.” So I gave her the ketchup --- my brothers Doug and Dirk, who love ketchup on everything, would have been proud!!!
As I was working on my article this month this idea came up to use “dude,” in the title. I hope you’ll enjoy what I’ve come up with. I think you’ll agree these “tudes” are good antidotes for healthy, happy “Dude” living!
These six “Tudes” have the capacity to transform and empower our lives:
1. Gratitude – Begin each day with thankfulness and gratitude. A great way to begin is to start a gratitude journal. Each day write down three things for which you are grateful. Start saying “I am thankful for…” When what we have becomes enough, we will have more!
2. Attitude – Your attitude is like a price tag; it shows how valuable you are! It is a small thing that makes a huge difference and the cool this is, you get to choose your attitude. My grandma Hayes used to always say, “Watch your thoughts because they will become your actions.” I think we can all agree that actions often become your habits. Choose to have a positive attitude – always!