Tuesday, September 23, 2008

10 Steps to a Happy Household

A friend shared this on a group and I thought it fit in well with my household list in the sidebar.

1. Know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour.

2. Pray, and read your Bible daily.

3. Be happy! Don't just aim for the end result in what you do, but enjoy the work it takes to get there as well. Enjoy the journey as well as the end result.

4. Be thankful. You have so many blessings; don't forget about them. If you need help in being thankful, then keep a notebook in your Home Management Binder, where each day you write down some of the blessings God has bestowed on you that day. Read through that notebook often.

5. Have your daily life and to do's detailed in your HMB (Home Management Binder). That way, if your mind goes blank, you can look in your HMB. No more stress about forgetting.

6. Have and follow a Master Schedule. However, be ready to "wing it" on days when you are unable to follow it. Have a "back up plan" to follow, for days when you can't follow your HMB, but still have a lot of stuff to get done.

7. Accept life as it comes at you, and be greatful that you have life. Realize that when you are "grouchy," or "sad," it is selfish. Think about it - poor you, right? :-( Being a good servent can cure even the worse cases of selfishness. Once the selfishness is gone, so is the "grumpies," and "blues." ;-)

8. If you have children - keep them busy. Idle time can lead to idol time. Whether that idol be self, TV, or video games, etc.

9. Put things away when you are done with them. This will keep your house nice. Train your children to do the same. If your husband doesn't do it, then don't nag him about it, just put it away yourself, unless he is not done with said item. (Don't forget to love on that husband of yours as well!)

10. Don't take things so seriously. RELAX! :-)


As Simply As We Can said...

This was great! I am especially working on #3 and #10 right now. I have a tendancy to get into "down to business" mode and crack the whip a bit with the kids. I was just praying about being able to lighten up a bit and relax this morning.

Brenda said...

I enjoyed the lists of the past couple of days. I sure do need a reminder now and then to evaluate my behavior and attitude--toward my dear husband, especially! Re: #7, I can, too easily, get a case of the "grumps" when things start to overwhelm me, but my husband--who is very patient and easygoing--usually brings me out of it by getting me to laugh, and makes me realize how foolish I've been!

I appreciate your blog, and like to see how you're living your life for the Lord! I am fairly new to your blog, but plan to try some of your recipes--the pictures are inspiring :-)


Jeremiah 6:16
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

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