"...we must admit that we spend more of our time concentrating and fretting over the things that can't be changed in life than we do giving the attention to the one thing that we can, our choice of attitude." Charles R. Swindoll
I have three kids. The two oldest are twins. Shortly after they were born, I joined a Mothers of Twins support group. Several months down the road, I attended my first convention. I got up at 3 am to be at the convention on time. I was exhausted. While at the luncheon, I looked around the room of approximately 300 MOMs (Mothers of Multiples). The thought entered my head, "I have twins who are small and I got up early. I wish they understood how tired I am." Immediately, a second thought, "they are Mothers of twins too and most of them got up early." We were in the same boat..all exhausted." What a relief to know that everyone of those ladies UNDERSTOOD ME! I sat up to the table with a new attitude. Sometimes all it takes is internal conversation with ones self to figure out life's situations.
I watch my attitude daily. On pity party days, depression hovers. I work hard to lose the depression. While Fibromyalgia pain is my constant companion, I try to watch how words flow from my mouth. Because of the pain, it is easy to have a strong attitude, which others don't appreciate, I'm sure.
Always think about your tone of words. Keep a sunny attitude.