Have you ever heard the saying, “If Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!”? There is so much truth to this saying. I have found I am the one who sets the tone/mood of our household for the entire day! If I wake up grumpy, you can guarantee, everyone else will be grumpy! If I wake up happy and keep a positive attitude and SMILE, we will usually have an awesome day!
The past two days I have been very tired. I have had lots of energy after I finally get started, but the morning and the late afternoon have been awful for me! Since I started out badly, the children continued the process nearly all day! Unfortunately, it is just too hot to send them outside, so they have had to play inside most of the time. Since we limit TV watching, it has been quite the past two days!
Tomorrow when I wake up, I plan on smiling and putting on my happy face. It has worked in the past, and I am sure it will work tomorrow. God wants us to be happy and to have joy as well as make a joyful noise unto him! Proverbs has several verses which encourage women to be happy and men or others to stay away from those women who are not happy or have a bad attitude!
Proverbs 21:9 “It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.”
Proverbs 21: 19 “It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.”
Proverbs 25:24 “It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.”
Proverbs 27:15 “A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.”
Psalm 30: 5 “For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
Psalm 10:1 “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord all ye lands!”
I know there are aggravating circumstances and days when we feel horrible! I have experienced them often lately being pregnant and it so hot outside. However, we should try to be joyful and in all things give thanks to God. He loves us and has allowed us to live and be with our family another day! All the more reason to be joyful and rejoice!
Start today with a smile! I know you will be glad you did! I know I will be glad I did too!
Blessings to all of you!