Monday, November 12, 2007

Joyfulness

I received a devotion by email today that really grabbed my attention. The headline was: Do you realize the strength you can give to your husband by having a joyful attitude? Try it this week and see what happens!
WOW! We all know the saying, "If Mama ain't happy, no one is happy" and tons of others which speak on how the woman of the home sets the tone and atmosphere of the home. But sometimes when I get sooooo busy, I forget how my tone affects everyone. Brisk answers, constant motion and deep breaths (when I do this, one of my sons immediately goes "what"?) tend to be part of my rushed and hurried day and set the tone of my home to be filled with snappy attitudes, bickering and chaos. Not the result I am looking for!

I recently read another statement that said to the effect "treat you children like you want them to act". So this may be a fun experiment for this week, grasping onto a joyful attitude in my home, being more relaxed and fun! Pray for me!
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.? (Proverbs 17:22)

3 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you! Our attitude really does effect the whole house! Thanks for reminding me, it is easy to forget.

    :0) Sharon

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  2. I am praying. My husband recently has told me on three occasions that I treated someone rudely. I don't mean to be rude, so I am really trying to watch my words and attitudes.

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  3. a great reminder! thanks I needed it!

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