Wednesday, August 29, 2007

We Choose Our Attitude


The other day I was feeling down and overwhelmed and a little snappy. My 6yo asked if I was upset, and I told her how I was feeling. She replied in the sweetest possible way, "Mama, could you please just get over it?"

I remembered all the times she (or the other two) have had bad attitudes or complaining hearts and I've told them that they just need to "get over it." Not to be heartless, but just because we can't always have our way and that is no reason to be mad at the world. We have choices about how we respond, and it's better for us and everyone else if we choose to respond positively.

Well, we have double standards sometimes, don't we? I thought about her request for a minute and then said, "Yes, I guess I can." We can't always choose our circumstances, but we can choose how we respond to them, right?

5 comments:

Erica said...

Kids humble us, don't they? :-)

Christina said...

God reveals things to us in so many different ways.
Thanks for sharing...

Grace said...

Wow, I needed to hear that today.

~*~ Jennifer ~*~ said...

Oh... just get over it. WOW!! What a great prompting of the Holy Spirit... I think that's what we have children around us for. S.T.R.E.T.C.H.!!! Ü

Good post!! Thanks for sharing. (Now I'm going to go e-mail this to my dh... LOL) Just kidding!!! ::holds up right hand and swears:: I promise I will NOT be Holy Spirit #2 right now. ;)

Melissa Scott said...

What a PERFECT post...love this!!
Send me more pictures of your kids...it's that time again! :-)