Rethink

October 30, 2009

in the generous life

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 <><

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bobbiejo_shockley October 30, 2009 at 6:35 am

Thank you for all of the tips. They help me to think about generous every day, even those times I may not WANT to feel like it. :-) To help me organize my time and stuff this year, I started using flylady.net . It is a great website to help you not feel overwhlemed by cleaning and organizing. She encourages people to take babysteps. :-)

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