The stress level of sitting in my office for hours, started to work its way through me.
I was tired of sitting, confined to this little office, tired of answering emails and working. The more I thought about how tired I was of everything, the worse my mood became.
Of course, these are the moments my husband will come walking in or Maddie and the crazy pups come clambering in, the dogs barking and creating ultimate chaos. I sigh and grumble, snap and complain..How can I work with such distractions around me?
What I am missing here is the joy of a welcome distraction..to instead, learn to set my work down and give them my attention for a moment. These moments, instead of aggravation, should be a blessing. Did they do anything to deserve a grumpy reply or furrowed brow?
How can I achieve my goal of making my home a haven, an oasis, when I snap and whine.
How can I be happy and joyful, if I sit all day thinking of how miserable I am?
But the dishes are piling high in the sink, the house is a mess, the laundry is piling up, and orders are coming in that I cant seem to keep up with...my child is driving me crazy, the dogs are creating chaos...and wont my husband just give me a moment of peace???
This is where you fail..change that direction of thinking...because YOU have the control to make life happy or miserable for all those around you, not just yourself.
Be happy the dishes are there for it means you have food to eat. Be happy for the messy home for you have a roof over your heads. Be happy the laundry is piling up, because that just means you have clothes to wear. Be happy for those crazy pups you have, because they show you love like nothing else. Be happy for the child that can drive you crazy, because if it wasnt crazy...that means they would no longer be there.
Be happy for the husband you have, for life without him would be so empty.
A happy wife/mother is a happy life,a happy home, and a happy family.
So in the scheme of things..I, as a mother, have control, of how my family, my home, will be like.
So today, remember, YOU have control of how home will be..
Wouldnt you want it to be like an oasis,a haven, amidst this hard life? A place where angels can reside?
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,give thanks in all circumstances;for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18