Monday, January 17, 2011

Mirror Mirror on the wall....

Or should I say, mirror mirror walking around my home. I have noticed on multiple occasions that my children mirror my attitude. Sometimes I'm a little slow and I will start noticing their pitiful attitudes and wonder where in the world my sweet darlings have gone. Then it hits me over the head like a ton of bricks, my sweet attitude has gone MIA as well and most likely it is holding their attitudes hostage. If Mama becomes grumpy, the children become grumpy. If Mama becomes lazy, the children become lazy. Oh how hard that is to admit sometimes.
Of course, it does work the other way as well. If Mama is cheerful, it helps the young uns to be cheerful. If Mama is working hard around the home, it encourages the little ones to do the same. Last but not least, if Mama has a critical attitude of Daddy, so will the children. Mamas, let us be careful in our attitudes and in our speech, lest we lead our little ones astray.

So, what is the reflection in your mirror telling you?

Blessings,
Rashel

3 comments:

  1. Rachel, you are soooooo right! It's a sobering revelation when you see your children emulating the attitudes of their parents... and "it ain't that great." You have hit the nail on the head and it was a good reminder. I think I'll head into the kitchen now and put forth a much better attitude. Blessings!

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  2. That's a great challenge. Yes, I have looked in the mirror of my children and wonder why God allowed me to be their mama. I have failed plenty. I have apologized to them tons of times. I do get encouraged when I see the good things I do come out in them. Thanks for sharing! Your newest follower.

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  3. Tammy, thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower, welcome! I have wondered some of the same things as you sometimes and my children have also heard me apologize numerous times. Thank you for sharing with me.
    Blessings,
    Rashel

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