This ties into the patience blog. Do I ever walk in the door after work with an attitude that matches the crappy day I’ve had? YES! Probably more often than I would like to admit.
Clothes on the floor- Be thankful we have clothes to wear
Dishes on the counter and in the sink- Be thankful we have food to eat.
House is a mess- Be thankful My wife and I can work, and we have a roof over our heads and we are safe at night.
Kids are running wild- Be thankful I have 3 beautiful daughters with seperate personalities and energy to run and play.
My wife doesnt understand- I Should be thinking…How can I take care of her first, so you have more energy and time.
Perspective is really just how we look at things. We’ve all heard this:
Remember, The things you complain about, someone is praying for those things to come into their life.
So, how do we change it.
1. Use the drive home to de-compress. Listen to a positive podcast like The Art of Manliness, Order of Man, or the Good Dad Project.
2. Listen to some music that will help you sifft out of that stress zone.
3. Walk in the door with a happy, smiling, positive attitude. Give highfives, fistbumps, hugs and kisses. Try this, if you your kids are still small, grab one of them, throw them over your shoulder and spin them around. They will laugh, and you cant help but smile.
4. Bring flowers to your wife for no reason. Yes, giving is better than receiving and doing nice things for others makes us feel better too.
Understand that I write these words because it is my challange to myself. These are things that I need to work on. I know about being a dad with responsibility, kids, a wife, a job and I know that I try to do my best, but I often fail. The good news is :
I dont have to strive for perfection, but I do have to strive for Improvement.