An old friend and mission comp. has a great blog. The other day she posted some great thoughts about having a "positive attitude".
As this year comes to an end I've been thinking about how blessed we are. And even with so much I still find things to complain about... so this post was great for me.
"*Instead of saying, "Oh no, I've got piles of laundry to do every week." I will start saying, "Yeah, laundry! Look at all the clothes we have!"
*Instead of saying, "No way can there be dishes in the sink again!" I will start saying, "Wow, we always have something to eat."
*Instead of saying, "What are you whining about now?" I will start saying, "You learn from me, so I will always say things sweetly."
*Instead of saying, "Pat is gone again. I'm all alone." I will start saying, "Man, I'm lucky to have a husband who works so hard and goes to school so he can get a job to support our family for the rest of our lives. I'm a lucky girl."
*Instead of saying, "I think I'm going to SCREAM if you kids wake me up in the middle of the night again!!" I will start saying...no, I really will scream if they keep waking me up."
I'll like to add:
*Instead of saying "my home is such a mess" I will start saying, "I'm grateful I have home to live in."
*Instead of getting frustrated with Ethan when he's running around and driving me crazy I'll think about how blessed we are to have healthy kids.
*Instead of wishing I lived in Oregon closer to my family I'll think about how great Bob's job is (especially since it allows me to be at home with the boys)& how Utah can be good even with all the crazy Mormons!:) (Okay this one might be a stretch.)