Happy Summer! There is a building concern within my heart, as our home has become increasing popular (a nice way to say LOUD) each day of the summer. All the noise is starting to hit my internal panic button!
How does a person, who cherishes and NEEDS the quiet, handle summer with Grace and Love?
How do we handle situations as “snap-shots” rather than becoming dramatic and making “Global” judgements?
My children have tendencies to “sneak” food from the kitchen. It is usually dessert items they know are allowed only when they ask….I can feel the heat rising now as I describe this situation.
Globally judging this one situation brings a whole barrage of similar instances back to my mind and then they all merge together to create one huge judgment. This huge blob of judgement towards my children becomes a big blob of negativity from me, being directed at them.
Not good. They need positive reinforcement. They need me to trade my global negativity for a snap shot mentality.
A couple of question for you:
How do you handle your attitude? Globally or as Snap-Shots?
How do you “inject” positive reinforcement into your seemingly negative situations (children, adults, jobs, etc..)?
Have a blessed day!!!
This morning’s post has been greatly inspired by: Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs
Book by Emerson Eggerichs