I was on Facebook the other day, one of my best procrastinating tools, and saw a photo of a little girl. She's the daughter of a friend of mine and that photo has inspired me to change my wicked ways. Here it is.
What do you see in this photo? I see a little girl with the right kind of heartitude. She's helping her mother around the house and is dressed up in a cute outfit, accessorized, and she's even got her tiara on. Her entire attitude says spunk and sass.....I'm gonna knock this job out and I'm going to look good doing it! I was struck by the difference between her heartitude and my own. I get up on cleaning days in a grump. I don't shower because I'm going to be all sweaty anyway and why put on something cute when it's going to get dirty. I scrunch my hair up in a clip and grab the laundry basket and my martyrdom has begun. Moan, frown, complain. Well, that's going to change!
Psalm 100:2 says "Serve the Lord with GLADNESS!"
Proverbs 15:13 says, "A GLAD heart makes a cheerful countenance."
Ecclesiastes 9:10 says, "Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all of your might."
This won't be easy. Old habits die hard and I'm going to have to remind myself throughout the day to look to the Lord, to give Him praise for my home and family, to thank Him for my strength of body to do the work, and to sing when I would normally complain. Changes in heartitude are on the way! Are there any changes you need to make?
Now, where did I leave my tiara?