#1wordwednesday / I became aware of one very important concept I had missed before: my {ATTITUDE}

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“I became aware of one very important concept I had missed before:

“my ATTITUDE

not my circumstances – was what was making me unhappy. – Vonette Bright

Ain’t that the truth, y’all!!!

I’ve had a crappy attitude this week and I’m not proud of it.

By Tuesday I had quit my job (don’t worry, my boss {aka Brian}, doesn’t ever take that seriously). Some days I really struggle to see through my circumstances, frustrations and shortcomings.

I fire off text messages like it’s nobody’s business and say things I don’t mean – like telling Brian, “I QUIT!” over and over…insert rolling eyes here.

We all have those days. At least I hope we do…haha!

By the time I crawled into bed last night, I was a hot emotional mess that was getting on my own nerves.

Somehow, my attitude shifted and I was able to end the night by writing down the 5 things I was thankful for during the day – even if they were really hard to come up with!

Sometimes coming to the realization that our attitude needs an adjustment is difficult.

I should know – I have lots and lots of experience.

What do you do when your attitude just plain stinks???

 

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One thing that always changes my attitude without fail:

The Word.

Simple Blessings Devotional by Helen Freeman-Smith

Yes.

I forced myself to stay off social media (because really, that doesn’t always help my attitude). Sometimes if I’m in a bad place emotionally, I know there are triggers that will take me ever further down that road of negativity.

The only true resource that draws me up and out of the pit is being in the Word of God.

I highly recommend it if you’re like me and in need of an attitude adjustment on this #1wordwednesday.

 

 

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2 comments

  1. Boy, this was timely. I have been sulking around all morning after a less than stellar getting ready for school routine this morning. It wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t awesome either. I was so frustrated that yet again I had to nag, nag, nag to get my son to get him to accomplish every little step in the process of getting out the door. I was grumbling to myself about why he wouldn’t just do what he’s supposed to do – we’ve been doing this for three years now! Then, I come back from dropping him off at school, and I read this post from yesterday, and I instantly knew…at least part of the problem is me and my bad attitude! Rather than praying to God to make my children behave better (although they rightly get some of the blame), I could pray to God to change my attitude toward them! That’s gotta start with time in the word and quiet time – preferable before they get up and the “real” day starts so my attitude is already adjusted and ready to meet them where they are. Thanks for the reminder πŸ™‚

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    • You’re so welcome, friend! I have those mornings so often and it’s easy to let that ruin the tone for your entire day. Thankful God helped you realize early on that we can be the ones to change our attitudes and ask God to help change us. I struggle with this often. Right here with you, girl!!

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