Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Optimism is Optimal
It may be stating the obvious, but I've discovered that trying to be positive in all aspects of my life seems to make me happier (and when the mom's happy...everyone is happy, right?). It also seems that respect and optimism go hand in hand. With the kids, my husband, my calling, keeping a home, etc., if I give these the respect and positive attitude they deserve, things go smoothly. Especially with a spouse...you are so close and see every detail of eachother's lives, it is almost an open invitation to criticize. Holding back and thinking as well as verbalizing the positive does wonders. I am in constant reform as far as this goes, but it is worth the effort. I mean, really, I have nothing to complain about.