I have been thinking a lot lately about my attitude, and the effects it has on the people I am around. My attitude quite often effects the outcome of the decisions my husband makes for our family. I'm sad to admit that some times I have not always had the right attitude about the things that I know would be good, and in turn that has caused my husband to have the same attitude.
I sometimes find it hard to always meet my husband at the door with a smile, and cheerful disposition after a bad day at home. You know one of those days where it seemed you worked all day and nothing got done and the kids wouldn't listen. Days like that often turn into an even worse day if my grouchiness continues after Sean comes home.
I thought about being the helpmate I should be to my husband. I sometimes struggle with being the spiritual strength and support he needs. I really need to make sure that just because going somewhere, or doing something isn't always convenient for me doesn't mean I shouldn't. It is much easier to stay home in the comfort of my own home than to pack an unimaginable amount of clothing and necessities for a weekend away. But I know that opting to stay home hasn't always been the best decision for our family. And the times when I have gone we have been truly blessed.
I thought abut the way I entreat my children and how my dealings with them effect there moods, and how they entreat me and others they are around. I really do need to be careful to be kind and show love even when disciplining. I need to make sure my attitude about God and living the faith is one I want them to see. I truly want them to know that putting God first is the most important thing, and I want them to be able to see that through my life.
I feel like the Lord has shown me in the last few days that my attitude is very important. It is something I need to be aware of, and take into consideration when things aren't always going the way I think they should. Quite often it was because of my attitude.