Last night’s tip was about an organizational gift for your husband. I am always thinking about ways to organize time and stuff. It’s a part of my design and comes easily to me. I realize that is not the same for everyone, but I also realize that, for a lot of folks, they are talking themselves into poor organizational habits because of beliefs and attitudes (“I’m just not organized. Dishes really do multiply in my sink overnight. etc.”).
I subscribe to a number of blogs. I find The Clutter Diet Blog encouraging and helpful. Here’s a post about attitudes from this blog that really got my attention and I’d like to carry the concepts shared over into being a generous wife.
If you think that you “just don’t have what it takes” or that you “can’t ever learn or do enough to be a ‘good’ wife” then you are defeated before you start. Time to rethink. What does being a “good” or “generous” wife look like? It will look a little different from woman to woman because God created us differently and we are married to different men (some more so than others, speaking as a wife married to a really eccentric man). ;) Don’t ask for perfection of yourself, but prayerfully consider who you are and what your husband needs and desires from you. Learn and practice changes a small step at a time, ask for help, perhaps buddy up with other women for encouragement. Don’t let wrong thinking keep you from learning and growing in your marriage relationship.
You and I are not what we eat; we are what we think. Walter Anderson
Be generous! Lori <><