Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Isn't it funny how when life is going really "well" we can let one experience "ruin" our day, our perspective? This is where I am. Don't ask me why I'm letting the negative outweigh the bad, but my attitude at home has been...well...less than pleasant the past week. I don't know if I can pinpoint the attitude on one thing, but I know it needs to change.

I'm been running a mile a minute lately and pushing the kids beyond their boundaries which makes everyone a bit on edge. I find myself yelling for no reason (really...if I stand back and think about it) and experiencing head aches I think honestly are from my own poor attitude.

This morning I got down on my knees and spent some time in the God's word to "realign" my attitude. I called out to him to soften my heart and to find joy in the daily duties of being a wife, mother, sister, friend, and co-worker. Knowing God was leading my reading, I was not surprised to find myself in Psalms.

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Psalms 40:1-3

So in the midst of disciplining children, making lunches, getting ready for work...I am singing a new song...a song of praise for the day. The sun is shining. God is repairing my "grumpy" attitude. I will find the good in the day this day that the Lord has made.

From inside the little blue bungalow,
Katie Jean
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His wife, Bonnie said...

You have recognized the first step .. realizing you have an attitude that you want to change.
Good for you! LOVE MOM

my2boys1&2 said...

Keep you chin up! Count your blessings! My Kiddos are always reminding me of the saying that I am constantly saying to them. "This is not the worst thing that has happened." Always good when they remind me of that on a down day.
Atleast you don't have tax season, discrimination testing along with:
Kassidy - strep throat and sinusitis
Devin - pnemonia and sinusitis
Jayden - asthma attacks - influenza, double ear infection, swimmers ear, and tonsilitis
Darren (yes, hubby) - sinusitis
Joy - SUPER WOMAN - (that is what the doctor called me!)
Oh, yeah and my boss is in DC and I am in charge.
But it is not the worst thing that has happened. :)
Love you!