“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
If you’re not content now, then you won’t be content even if all your circumstances change the way you’d like them to. Your attitude is the most important thing that needs to change.
The attitude that you have towards circumstances, and how you communicate that attitude through your words, is what your children will believe, and live out. If you feel sorry for them about some circumstance in their life, especially an unchangeable one, they will feel sorry for themselves about it. If you communicate contentment, thankfulness and joy, they will feel thankful and joyful.
Short and sweet, but this could be the most life-changing Homemaking Tip you or I will ever get–that is, if we apply it.