“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (KJV)
A person’s attitude says a lot about who they are. Your attitude is not fixed by your surroundings, your friends, or your enemies. Your attitude is from your own heart. A good attitude is best attained by having a thankful spirit and heart.
When you are thankful; despite your circumstances, despite criticism, or cruelty from others; despite sickness, or economic situation; then you will have a good attitude through all those things. Whoever or what ever controls your attitude is your god or your idol.
When the Christian is thankful the great attitude you have shows that God’s will is being done in your life. Your thanksgiving to God shows He is Lord of your life.
The Psalmist wrote…
“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.” Psalm 100:4 (KJV)
When bad circumstances, or “mean” people start getting under your skin; thank the Lord for your job, your family; or most of all just thank God for being God, and in control of your life; then do something nice for the perpetrator with a smile.