The Impact of Attitude in Our Home

“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.”

Chuck Swindoll

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.

I’m linked up with the Homemaking Linkup  and Women Living Well Wednesday linkup today–please join in!

By the Grace of my Heavenly Father alone, through His Son, Jesus Christ.

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14 Replies to “The Impact of Attitude in Our Home”

  1. I have found this to be so very true in my own life. I have a chronic nerve pain disorder and honestly some days it is hard to be joyful and content but when I choose to adjust my attitude & rely on the strength of Christ it’s amazing how my day turns around!

    1. Pain is so difficult to live with, and medications can affect ones personality and responses. I appreciate your heart so much, to desire to have a joyful and content attitude despite your ongoing circumstances and to rely on Christ–this is truly the only way for any of us, isn’t it.
      Thanks, Stacy!
      Wendy

  2. so true. this reminds me of the saying… the grass is not greener because it is on the other side, but because it is cared for…. may I “water” my attitude daily with God’s Word!!

    1. Lisa,
      I’ve never heard this saying before! I like it a lot!! Definitely “may we water our attitudes daily with God’s Word”!! (May I quote you? I’m just watering my attitude, Hon, I’ll be there in a second!) Love it:)
      Wendy

  3. Gratitude is one big key, and not letting a bad attitude go unchecked, but to ask forgiveness of those I’ve spilled over onto! The other is to take my concerns to the Lord, instead of complaining and fretting:)
    Thanks for those words of wisdom!
    Wendy

  4. Short, but oh so true!

    Attitude is everything – and I am discovering more and more how much an attitude of gratitude is the most powerful influence on my daily thoughts, feelings, and actions.

    GOD BLESS!

  5. I read this post earlier, I thought I commented. You are so right, if we can just check our attitude every day, sometimes every moment and make sure we have the right attitude, life always seems more content even in the time of trials.

  6. I so agree with you on this. How we handle the things that come our way in life really does have such a huge impact on our lives. Thanks for the reminder!

  7. Thank you, Wendy! I love this post. I needed it today, for sure. Baby was up in the middle of the night for an hour and a half wanting to play and so now I’m super tired. That does not mean, however, that I get to be grumpy and pouting. Thanks for the reminder! Love your heart…

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