I am sitting with a warm cup of coffee and listening to Christmas music as my boys build wooden blocks on the floor.
Yes, I know it’s bit early for Christmas music…but I just can’t help myself.
I know that some are saddened that the hot weather has passed, but I have to say that I absolutely love this time of year.
The chill in the air, the coziness I feel in a warm sweater and baking seems so much more appropriate than in the summer.
I think warm fresh bread tastes better in the Fall and Winter.
Yesterday my five-year old son was asking to try a sip of my warm decaf-coffee. I humored him and waited for the response I’d get after he tried it.
He looked very thoughtful for a moment and said…“Well mommy…It’s a lot horrible…and a little good”. He got me thinking, as often my boys do with light bulb moments that remind me check in with my personal thought life.
It reminded me that far to often I allow one negative thing in my twenty-four hour days to dictate how my whole day is viewed.
The day can be going beautifully and there can be a terrible smudge that appears…a child misbehaving..an argument between brothers…so many good things can occur in a day….but then my positive view the day becomes destroyed. Just one minute is all it takes. Homeschooling has been a tremendous blessing, but there are those moments when you wish the school bus would come pick them all up. ( In a moment of frustration.)
Do you ever have this happen? Frustration attempts to take hold of your day…plowing through even the most positive of days. Just that one event or moment takes charge of your attitude toward the rest of your day.
I have in fact been working on this in my heart and my head. Praying God would make me aware of my attitude and how I view the very breath He gave me…each second…not to neglect joy that He provides in my life, even when ugliness occurs.
So my goal this week is to make a habit of happiness.
When the things that make my day dark occur…I want to get through them and come out the other side still thankful and appreciative of the day, regardless of its bumps and pot holes that attempt to flatten my tires and take me off my path.
Be encouraged in moments like these.We can pass through the dark clouds and return to the bright day of sunshine first with the help and strength of the Lord, and our willingness to be aware and be prepared..to be proactive about the outcome of our attitude.