Wednesday, October 2, 2013

To Have and To Hold Day 2 | Attitude

"You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-
make the attitudes to fit those situations."
Attitude affect everything.  What is our attitude towards our husbands?  When we think about him, what kind of thoughts do we have?  Do we give him the benefit of the doubt or do we blame?  Are we grateful for all the things he does for us each and every day or do we wish he would do more?  Do we think how hard it must be for him to get up and do the things he does each and every day or do we even consider it?  Do we feel grateful for the opportunity that we have to spend our days with him or do we take it for granted?  It is all a matter of seeing the glass half empty or half full.  The water in the glass doesn't change, the way we look at it changes. 

As I think about my attitude in regards to my marriage, I see a lot of things that I'm proud of, and some things I hope to change.  For me just thinking about how I view my husband has helped me want to make changes in my attitude towards him and our relationship.  It takes practice.  Just being aware of what kind of thoughts we are having helps so much.  Its simple, the next time you think of your spouse, just ask yourself, is this a positive or negative thought.  If it is negative, flip it around and make it positive, or replace the negative thought with a positive thought. 

There is a lot I take for granted.  I would like to remind myself on a regular basis of all the good, all the sacrifice, all the loveliness that fills my days.  Attitude effects everything and it is so important to be mindful of that.  What a change this can make in our marriage, making sure that our thoughts and attitudes towards our spouse are positive, patience, and full of love.

You can link back to the rest of the series here. 

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