Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be. ~ William James
I bought a daily calendar at the beginning of the year at the BookMark that I am enjoying. It is called Page.A.Day Notepad + Calendar. It has a daily quote, and new word to learn, on this day information, birthdays, and a joke, plus calendar.
Today, I wrote one of the quotes that has really got me thinking. It says we can alter our lives by altering our attitudes. I completely agree even though it’s easier said than done.
Recently I went to help out a newly acquainted friend in a crisis. I didn’t know her that well beforehand (pre-crisis), but in any case she needed help and I stepped up.
Now, I am not trying to get glory from it because WE all do it. It’s part of our military foundations–especially being overseas. We have to help each other–we are military spouses and especially during a deployment. I found though—that sometimes we all want help, but sometimes we don’t want to reciporcate that kindness.
Now, if that happens…this is where the quote comes in…it all boils down to our attitudes and understand why we help others or not. To be bitter or not. To be happy or not.
Deployments are the perfect example. I went to a fantastic ACS class about redeployment and the ACS rep explained much of the feelings and attitudes, we all have Spouse vs. Soldiers, and that we should be able to understand what and how the other person is feeling. Most of the time our expectations are usually higher than the reality.
I am glad I went to the class even though I am a seasoned spouse. It did help me to remind myself of what is to come during this redeployment–for my family.
It made me realized and helped me fully understand that my attitude towards life is everthing. I can’t wait to see my husband again. I don’t do a countdown, but I know it’s coming—and coming soon.
Thanks for letting me share,