Do everything without arguing or complaining - Philippians 2:14
This verse makes me feel guilty. Yep. Very guilty. Do I live my life with out arguing or complaining? Nope. Sure don't.
This verse was told to me about a week ago by a co-worker (who works at a different store). She mentioned that this was something she was working on, especially in her work life. And as soon as she said the words, I knew that this was something that I needed to work on as well.
I am working on this most in my "work life." I work with some fairly negative people. And I am pretty sure that my positive attitude ticks them off. And it is SO EASY for my attitude to be brought right down with them. So I am doing my best to implement this verse in my daily work life. Helping those around me will hopefully help bring their attitudes up as well as keeping mine up. I hope!
Everyone complains. Everyone argues. It is human nature! But now that this verse is on my heart I am trying to do better.
And on an almost opposite topic, I talked to my Mom today and she reminded me how important spending time with my husband. She told me to quit overextending and over-committing myself. While my husband will be home, I have not taken any days off. (Um, I will be the first to admit that I should probably take some time off)
Also, on the possibly the only Saturday that my husband is here, I have to attend an all day bachelorette party (starting at 2:30pm). Not only all day, but all night too. There is not way that I can just not go. I am in the wedding. And it's not like she knew when J was coming back so it could be planned around, we had no idea when he was coming back. And I feel like I can't get out of this, but I want to spend all the time with my husband (it's been a looong 4 months!). Talk about hittin' it home, Mom. I try and try and try to please everyone, make everyone happy, and I just can't do it. And I know that. Duh, right? But it doesn't stop me from trying.
So I am going to take some advice from the bible and some advice from my Moms and work at doing what is right for ME.
And that's all she wrote!