Last month, Tim and I stayed in a cabin on the beautiful McKenzie River for three days. What did I say not long after we got there? The staircase of this cabin is too steep. The only bathrooms are upstairs. And the gnats are dropping like, er, flies into the kitchen sink. And don’t get me started on the rooster who crows all day and all night. (One day, I’m going to feature him in a book, The Rooster Crows at Midnight.)
But, I prayed, and asked God and Tim to forgive me for my bad attitude. Remarkably, they extended grace right away. Easy dice. But what did I say to myself? Here I go again. Why did I choose a place that’s not perfect? How stupid. I’ll bet the TOTALLY RIGHTEOUS rooster on the IDEAL vacation of the PERFECT wife crows exactly TWICE at 6:28 am.
(More next week.)
When you’re discouraged with a situation, how do you prompt yourself to find the positives? When you find yourself speaking negatively to yourself, what’s the easiest way to turn your self-talk around?