Monday, January 31, 2011

Attitude Shift

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.  I had a busy weekend and was so tired because my baby still keeps me up all night.  I am not a napper so I am just greatly lacking in sleep these days.  My four and two year old don't understand why I don't wake up leaping off walls like they do.  I envy their energy! 

I could have a million excuses as to why I woke up ill and complaining to my husband, but really I just needed to change my attitude and get right!
There are always two ways to look at things; negative or positive.  I married a man who is almost always very positive...this can be annoying if you are wanting to grovel in self pity and complain!  But, he helps me see that all I need to do to have a good attitude is to enjoy all the blessings the Lord has given me. 

My husband made me a cup of tea this morning.  That should have been seen as a blessing.....but all I saw was that he put 8 bay leaves in it instead of just one and it tasted horrible!

I had a banana for breakfast, which to the hungry is a blessing, but to me it was not enough because I wanted a waffle too!

I am able to stay home with my children which is a big blessing, but all I saw was that I was tired and wanted to go back to bed.

I could either choose to see the positive or the negative.  To be honest, it was a battle all day long in trying to choose to see the happy side of things.  But, when I did it was way more fun for my family.  When my husband left for the day and I was still in a bad mood he just said, "Enjoy the children."  I thought about that statement all day long and remembered how precious they are and how fast they are growing.  I slowly started to change my attitude and to have fun and enjoy my wild little boys on this rainy day!  Now I better go because they want me to make some chocolate chip muffins that we can enjoy together!

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