The other day I was doing the dishes and kind of grumbling to myself while I did it, thinking things like, "Wo is me, why do I always have to do everything around here?"
I suddenly realized I was doing this, and decided I needed to stop because I know I am in charge of my own attitude. Then I suddenly had a scripture come to mind. (I know, isn't it awesome when that happens?) I've looked it up so I can quote it properly:
Along those same lines, I have also been given the gift of such a wonderful husband and family, and the ability to stay home and take care of them. My body is another gift, and the ability I have to do the things I enjoy like swim, bike and run. My children are all gifts and I'm so blessed to be a mother.
I thought these were just some great things to think about and a new way to look at doing house work. I should take pride in being a homemaker because that's what I'm doing, making a home, and I need to remember and be grateful for the gifts I've been given.
I had another gift today: a 45 degree morning and a husband at home to sit with the baby so I could go outside and run in it.
I ran for 4o minutes and felt great! The funny thing was that when I first started, I was practically limping because my legs still hurt pretty badly, but after about a block they felt fine! That is until I was done. Then it was back to saying, "ouch, ouch, ouch" as soon as I started walking. It's weird how that works, isn't it? You'd think it would be the other way around and hurt more while I was running, but it didn't! I need to remember that next time I'm sore and have a run scheduled.
What are some gifts you give to your loved ones? What are some of the gifts you've been given?