The Power Of Attitude

Hello Reader,

There’s an little story about three bricklayers I’ll share with you:

Three bricklayers were toiling away together, in the hot sun. An old man came by, noticing the work in progress. He asked the first bricklayer, who seemed quite downtrodden, what he was doing. “I’m laying bricks, can’t you see that?!” the worker barked. The old man then asked the same question of the second bricklayer. “I’m building a wall, of course”, sighed the worker with resignation.  The old man then turned to the third bricklayer, asking him the same question. “Why Sir, I’m building a beautiful cathedral which will soon grace us all!”, the worker beamed, full of pride.

What’s the point, you ask?  Think about it, when you’re investing time and energy doing difficult things for the sake of your marriage or partnership. Think small and “lay bricks”, or think big and “build a cathedral”. Then notice your attitude, energy level, and success or failure.  It may surprise you!

Have a great day,

Susan Lager

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About Susan Lager

ABOUT ME Susan Lager, LICSW, BCD I grew up in New Rochelle, a suburb of NYC, lived in Manhattan for ten years during college and graduate school, and escaped the madness for the wilds of Maine to be with Thom, the sweet man I'm still married to after 34 years. (We have an awesome 29 year old son named Alec who will run the free world someday). I knew I'd survive the relocation from New York when I discovered the scenic, historic little city of Portsmouth, on the coast of New Hampshire, with its winding streets, great restaurants, and music everywhere. I was especially thrilled to attend the Portsmouth Psychotherapy Institute, an offshoot of the B.I.P., where I did post-graduate training, and then went into private practice creating The Couples Center PLLC, doing psychotherapy, with individuals, couples and groups. In 2010 I opened a division of the practice called COUPLESPEAK™, providing live and online coaching, training programs, workshops, and written materials for people in different kinds of partnerships. I'm still passionate about the work, which is NEVER boring! My clients are courageous pioneers, and they've taught me lots I'll pass on......
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