Monday, March 31, 2008

KEEP A HAPPY HOME!

Do you show appreciation for the work of your wife, or husband? For the help of your children, or brothers and sisters? For the sacrifices that your parents have made for you? For it’s only when you learn to appreciate things, big or small, that you realize you have the capacity to express positive emotions and keep a happy aura around you.

Are you loving or selfish? Are you cross and irritable or patient and forgiving? Are you dictatorial, or do you listen to the opinions of others? Are you respectful and obedient to your parents, or willful and disobedient? It is easy to act like good, but what kind of person are you at home? If you want to have a happy home, humbly acknowledge your failings and do your best to overcome them. If you have the guts, the discipline, and the willingness to do your part, you will definitely succeed.

Are you helpful and obliging? or lazy? Do you gladly cooperate with others without criticizing and complaining? Do you become discourage easily, or are you cheerful when things go wrong? Do others find it easy to live with you? Do not be discouraged if you have a hard time controlling your temper or some other disagreeable trait in your character. The effort that you are making to overcome it is a testimony of your great capacity to love, which will help you grow spiritually.

Do you Ask forgiveness for your wrongs? It isn’t easy to say, “I’m sorry that I spoke sharply to you. Please forgive me,” but it’s a good way to get rid of hard feelings and keep your home happy. Do you have a bad disposition? Acknowledging your fault and asking your loved ones to pray for you is a long step toward victory over it. He taught us to ask forgiveness of those that we have wronged. If we aren’t willing to do this, it will stand in the way of your fellowship with Him.

9 comments:

Bay Martin said...

Ill-feelings make you sick of heart, mind, and body. Be at peace with youself by rekindling love and trust with friends and dear ones.

Anonymous said...

I am also having a problem maintaining peace and love at home because I have been away for sometime now. My prayers keep me on my feet.

Praise the Lord.

Keep up!

Rodel said...

Kuya,

I will hold on to my promise to keep my family happy!

Saludo ako sa 'yo!

ZZ said...

Maniwala ka kay Rodel, manyinyiks pa rin yan. Ako ang matino, one man woman.

ZZ

The Man Under the Mango Tree said...

We must learn to forgive and forget.Let us learn to leave to God the avenging of a wrong...

Bay Martin said...

Vengeance is not ours, it's God. A soliloquy, author unknown!

Monching said...

Yes ako sa post na 'to. To keep a happy home, if there are issues, discuss and resolve them asap! Avoid cold treatments sa isa't-isa!

Bay Martin said...

You are right! Kaya huwag mo nang inaaway ang mga kasama mo sa bahay!

Anonymous said...

Very interesting topic!