Friday, March 20, 2009

Positive Homemaking

There was an article in Family Circle Magazine that Nancie Carmody wrote about being positive and thankful. She wrote about how she was thankful that the alarm clock went off "because it means I'm alive!" and when her clothes fit snugly "because it means i have enough to eat" and when there was cooking, cleaning, and fixing "because it means I have a home" and when she was exhausted at the end of the day "...because it means I have been productive."

After reading this I realized that I have more blessings than I think, but sometimes I have tochose to be grateful in life's challenges. I am going to try to keep this in mind this week and see how much more exciting life can get! I am going to practice gratitude, learn to be content, laugh a lot, put away my negative thoughts, and adjust my focus on what the apostle Paul says...
"Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things."

Each day next week I will be posting something about gratitude and a positive attitude. I feel if I continue this for a few days it will more likely become a bigger part of my life. So those that want to join me should visit me back here next week. I would love to hear what you are thankful for, what has been a blessing in your life, and how you have learned to be content.

For starters here is a list of 12 things I love about homemaking and being a mommy...

1. I can lay down and snuggle and giggle with Will anytime I want.
2. Yummy smells in the kitchen.
3. I get to keep learning how to make my home a special place...slowly decorating each room to     make them come alive.
4. Watering and watching my plants grow.
5. I get to wear my sweats as long as I want.
6. The humm of my sewing machine and that I get to make things with beautiful fabrics.
7. The warmth of the clothes when they get out of the dryer.
8. The smell of a freshly bathed baby.
9. The excitement of trying a new recipe and chopping colorful veggies.
10. Capturing everything during the day with my camera.
11. I can take full advantages of the seasons-getting outside during the day or enjoying a view         from the window.
12.I like serving for the Lord, and He called me to do this.

Have a lovely weekend, hope to hear from you next week.

7 comments:

Summer said...

Stephanie,

I look forward to reading your blog....you seem like a caring and genuine person.

Blessings,
Summer

Rachel said...

How great of an outlook- I love it! Thanks for your comment- have a great weekend!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Nice to meet you. Happy party week. What a great outlook you have!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

You and I are similar people. I am glad you stumbled upon my homeschool blog. :) I look forward to reading more of your writings.

I do similar posts regularly... here is the latest one and the first one:http://goddesshobbies.blogspot.com/search/label/spontaneous%20gratitude

I love finding joy in the little things, and understanding that each day with our children is a gift... even if it includes dirty diapers, broken toys, and hard homework days. We have been given these charges as a blessing for the work we can do... I try really hard to remember that.

But just to lighten it up a bit... I have, even just today, really had to do some soul searching to find the blessings about trying tell my kids 9 million times to get back to math. ;)

Have a great day and I will 'see' you again soon.

Val

Donna said...

I liked this post. I am here visiting from UBP 2009.

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

Positive Homemaking...so needed!

Ta!

I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hey Stephanie-

I love this post!

I am just stopping in from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hello. Come by my place to enter to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System and some books by pledging to read to your child everyday. You can also enter to win a pair of Girl's Crocs - Size 8/9. :)

Stacie
The Divine Miss Mommy
http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

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