I am linking up with my friend, Mom's The Word to participate in her Monday meme, "Making Your Home Sing Monday." It's a day when we share what we are doing to bless our families in our home. If you would like to join in, click here.
Last week, I shared how our attitudes can rub off on our children. It is something that I'm continuing to work on because I can see traits of myself in my kids that I would rather not have them emulate. One of the worst habits that I have is yelling. Sometimes I feel that they are not hearing me, so I yell just to get their attention. BUT, I realize that yelling is also a result of laziness. Instead of me going to them, and speaking to them rationally, I'll yell from wherever I'm at. If I hear them arguing, I'll yell at them to stop! No wonder they don't take me seriously! Now, don't get me wrong, I don't yell at them for every little thing. I'd drive myself crazy if I did that. I just want to prevent yelling altogether. How can I expect them to have self control if I don't have it myself. I'm going to bless my home by praying, and working on having a gentler and quieter spirit.