Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cheerfulness



Isn't it amazing?
Housework, homework, yardwork, life can be drudgery.
If we let it.
Poor me.  I have so much to do.  I don't feel like it.  It's like a plague.

Why not try a little...
Cheerfulness? 
Counting the blessings we have?
Choosing to enjoy the work just as we enjoy knitting or sewing or visiting with friends?

I think a little cheerfulness and a ready smile would change not only our work but our homes!


22 comments:

  1. A friend of mine suggested that we say things with a smile to our kids. I've tried it and it does make quite a difference!

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  2. Very true! I once heard someone say something along the lines of: We have to do these things every day, and we have a choice about our attitude. Why in the world do we PLAN a time every day to be miserable?

    We can't change our hearts, but we can change our minds. If we choose to put a smile on our face, even when we don't feel like it, GOD will do the work in our hearts!

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  3. Very true! I love having music playing in our home throughout the day. It helps me to choose cheerfulness.

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  4. You are so right! I think a good place to start would be to make a print of that smiling, dish-washing, 50's woman for my kitchen with an encouraging Bible verse on it. Thanks for reminder. I am visiting from Imparting Grace.

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  5. I was recently introduced to the difference between I have to vs I get to...certainly is a cheerfulness booster!
    http://bit.ly/12mzd5l

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  6. Hi Liberty,
    I need to practice saying those words, "I get to".
    Thanks for the reminder!
    I dropped by your blog to say hi. Thanks for the link.

    God bless you,
    Laura

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  7. Hi Calista,

    Isn't it interesting that we automatically think of her as a 50's woman? I think we need to embrace our homemaking as a calling much as most women did back then.

    Blessings to you,
    Laura

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  8. I pray that I will begin to do this more!
    --Gena

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  9. Me too, Gena! Me too!

    Blessings,



    Laura
    Lane

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  10. I have found that being cheerful even when you don't feel like it makes your life so much better!

    Have a blessed weekend.

    Debby

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  11. Hi Debby Raye,

    You're so right. I have a couple of friends who are excellent at being cheerful all the time. I'm working on it!

    Blessings,
    Laura

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  12. I so agree! I have always taught my kids that anything they do it's all about the 'attitude'. You make it fun, or you make it a drudgery. It's all up to you. Can you believe, I actually enjoy doing housework. And yes, I whistle while I work. Seriously, I don't. Try as I might, I can't whistle! lol! Nothing comes out when I blow out. I make a pitiful whistle sound when I suck in. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  13. Hi Jann,

    I, too, have troubles with whistling. I struggle with cheerfulness during housework. I just had a thought. I enjoy rainy days, because I made a decision to enjoy rainy days. Perhaps the key is to make a decision to enjoy housework, decluttering, laundry etc. What do you think?

    Blessings,
    Laura

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  14. Crystelle,




    As I grow older, I'm finding happiness is found in doing the things that are before you and looking for the joy in the moment. Do I do it? Not enough, but I'm learning.

    May God bless you.


    Laura Lane

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  15. I will be more cheerful when i can retire and not have to work full time and still do all those things!! LOL!

    I Co hosted last week's Fluster's Creative Muster Party! Thanks for linking up!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  16. Very true! Thanks for this reminder. It is all about how we choose to view our task ;)

    Thanks for sharing your lovely posts on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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  17. Very true! Thanks for this reminder. It is all about how we choose to view our task ;)

    Thanks for sharing your lovely posts on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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  18. Very true! Thanks for this reminder. It is all about how we choose to view our task ;)

    Thanks for sharing your lovely posts on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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  19. If only I could always be cheerful! I'm going to renew my efforts. ~smile~

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