“Attitude is just a state of mind; so change you mind!”
I can’t remember who told me that, but it made an impact. It reminded me that every time I was angry, sad, or aggravated, I just needed to readjust my thinking. Get rid of “stinkin’ thinkin'”.
I think this is one of the reasons I have been able to keep a good attitude during deployments. While there are times that I am ready to pull my hair out and just give up, I realize that I can’t. So it’s either I continue my pity party and remain miserable, or I find a way to get over it and be as happy as I can be. Sure, life would be easier if my husband was home. He’s not home, so I need to be the best mom I can be for my children and the best woman I can be for me.
Because I have been able to “change my mind” it has made me a better person. I’ve made friends because I get out and meet people. My children and I have fun together. We cook, play, craft and read together. We do things to make each other happy.
And in the end, if we are happy, then my husband and their daddy will be more at ease. It is one less thing for him to worry about while he is away. He can not be the best soldier he can be if he has things on his mind that he can not control.
*Household 6 Hooah is currently waiting on arrival information for her soldier! Any day now!!