The other book we read this month was As a Woman Thinketh. This book was about how our thoughts make us. Well, at the same time I was reading The Secret Garden. This same theme was in that book as well.
One of the new things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts-just mere thoughts-are as powerful as electric batteries-as good for one as sunlightis, or as bad for one as poison. To let a sad thought or a bad one get into your mind is as dangerous as letting a scarlet fever germ get into our body. If you let it stay there after it has gor in you may never get over it as long as you live.I feel strongly that our thoughts can make or break us. For example, if we dwell on how hard something is, it will be hard. If we dwell on how worth while something is, it will be. Cleaning the house may not be the most fun thing ever, but it is so nice when the house is clean. You can look at what yo have accomplished and be pleased with the effort.
One thing I have found now that I am older is how much I enjoy being a mom. I love it. I get to hold and read to and play with these little ones all day long. I get to push them on the swing, watch as they discover some new wonder, read them some of my favorite stories, and watch movies with them, and listen to their imaginations going wild. (Lately Jayden and Katia have been playing spy. It has been so much fun to listen to what they think goes into the day of a spy.)
Now, this doesn't mean that I am never grouchy or tired or overwelmed (something that happens atleast every other day), but I sit (or actually lay) down at the end of the day and share with my husband all the wonderful things that went on here while he was gone. Maybe it is because I have had to be a working mom, or because I like to play more than work, but this stage of life is quite rewarding and enjoyable. Pin It