Monday, July 23, 2007

Contentment and Positive Thinking

We had a great little get away this weekend. I'm tired, but glad to be back home. I love going away, but love home too!! The weather was awesome. For July in North Carolina, it was a taste of heaven!

I am really working on being content. I made a post last week on being thankful, and I've really been thinking that I have a tendency not to be content. Its so easy to fall into the habit of negative thinking and complaining.

I'm trying to be a positive person. It would probably be good to re-read The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. His books always inspire me.

Every one has a different perspective on life. A person who has had a lot of tough breaks or live in a poor country would REALLY appreciate the things we take for granted as just being "o.k.".

I had to get up and go to work, its Monday, and I'm really not too energetic, BUT Its a beautiful day, I have a great husband and children, I have my health, My family are all safe after being on the road all weekend, I have a good job that I like, the bills are paid, I have a good home in a great state, and God loves me! ..... and the list of good things could go on and on!!!!

In Proverbs its says its better to live on the corner of the roof than to live in a house with a contentious woman! See these verses for information on the contentious woman. (Proverbs 21:9, 21:19, 25:24, 27:15 (NASB) ) Did you know that one of the things that will make our husbands the happiest ever is for us to be happy. If you thank him for even the smallest thing or comment on how beautiful the day is, he will be so happy. Men are made so that they feel responsible for our happiness and if we're not happy they try to fix it. I don't want to be so negative that he just can't fix me!!! I want to be totally fixable! That means being content.

So I'd like to encourage others to think positively and ask for your encouragement to me in that area.

Mission for today: Turn every negative thought into a positive thought!


Daughter of the King said...

I know this contentment THING is a hard thing for most of it...whew...I know that one for sure....

Littlepenpen said...

So very true about our husbands needing for us to be happy. It took me a long time to learn this and I seem to be hearing that thought more and more these days. And I have no reason not to be content... I have so much to be thankful for, but sometimes find myself looking for more. Thanks for a wonderful blog!

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