From The Generous Wife archive:
I received a lovely email from a generous wife that blessed my socks off. (Thanks, Tirzah!) I’m passing a couple of bits on to y’all so that you can be blessed too.
I have found that the greatest benefit of your emails to me has been to put my head in the attitude of being generous. Even if I don’t, or can’t (because of not being married yet) complete the tip of the day, it reminds me to check my attitude.
That was my hope for the list. Not all tips will work every day, but a daily nudge to be generous is a good thing.
In observing several different marriages of couples I am close to, I have found attitude to be one of the biggest factors of the relationship. If the couple has a negative predisposition towards each other, everything they say or do follows that. I don’t think the attitude of generosity is something we just feel. I think it is a choice.
I’m going to try not to be a nag here, but, really, life is about the choices we make. I’m all for doing things that come easily and naturally, but at the same time, some of the most important things that we need to do are not going to be easy or natural all the time. Being generous when you are tired or when your husband is not being kind can be very hard, but when you CHOOSE to act and speak rightly you can turn a bad situation around, you can bring healing to those around you and you will find blessing and healing for yourself as well. God honors those who honor Him and honor His ways.
He who is generous will be blessed … Proverbs 22:9a NAS
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