Monday, January 17, 2011

another kind of positive thinking

            I found this on the internet and it's been a week already since I can't get rid of the thought to share it with you, here.
           More often than we think, the events in our lives have the value we give them. This is why, mostly, our happiness depends on how we relate to what's happening to us. Our thoughts dictate the quality of our lives. What do you think about this:
        I'm grateful (thankful):
- to husband/wife that snores every night
          ... because he/she is sleeping home with me, not with somebody else;
- to my teenager daughter that complains about doing the dishes
         ... because it means she's home, not on the streets;
- taxes I gotta pay
         ... because that means I'm employed;
- cleaning up after a party
         ... because that means I've been surrounded by friends;
- for my clothes becoming more tight
         ... because it means I have enough food;
- my shadow
        ... because it means I'm out in the light of the sun;
- the floor and windows that needs to be cleaned up
        ... because it means I have a place to stay;
- all the things people don't like about government I hear
        ... because that means we have the liberty to talk;
- the only empty parking spot I find at the end of the parking lot
         ... because it means I can walk and I've been blessed with a car;
- the noise I have to put up from the neighbors
        ... because that means I can hear;
- the whole lot of laundry to do and clothes to iron
        ... because it means I have clothes to wear;
- the alarm that's waking me up in the morning
        ... because it means I'm still alive;
- and for the e-mails
        ... because it means I have friends who are thinking about me.
     We have so many things to be happy, and still we forget about them. How about reading every morning when you wake up Isaiah 54:10? You'll find there 3 reasons to be thankful to the One that can give us everything it's listed up, and the Only One who can bless us with a positive thinking - Jesus Christ!

For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken," says the LORD, who has mercy on you.(Isaiah 54:10)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

the school of marriage

            Nobody told me I'll be learning that many things after I get married. First, it seemed to be easy. Then, the honeymoon came. And I forgot his pants, I took the conditioner instead of the shampoo, and some other small things. Then, he expected me to tell him what to wear. It just drove me nuts. I was ready to go out and he was waiting for me to tell him what to wear. I'm still getting used with that. On Christmas, we visited my sister. I forgot our toothbrushes: both of 'em. And I didn't put any t-shirts for him. I'm still confused what he would like to eat. Sometimes it feels like he's a big kid. For a second, I think that's stupid and I want to get mad. After two seconds, I just realize, that's what I'm made for: to take care of him, support him, encourage him, be by his side. To iron his clothes, put them together, cook for him, clean up, and so on. Because, that's my side of "chores". He has his own. And, when he has enough time to help me clean up, cook, or whatever, that's just sweet. It could be written a whole 30294 pages book about this, but I'm just trying to say that learning how to live in two, sometimes can be challenging, and you can forget pretty fast the fun part. But because there are some bumps in the road, it doesn't mean it's not fun at all. It's funnier and better, actually the best life I've lived till now.
            So, Hubby, please forgive me if sometimes I screw things up. I do my best for both of us. because I love you