"Many women have told me that my husband's advice, which I once quoted in a book, has been an eye-opener to them. He said that a wife, if she is very generous, may allow that her husband lives up to perhaps eighty percent of her expectations. There is always the other twenty percent that she would like to change, and she may chip away at it for the whole of their married life without reducing it by very much. She may, on the other hand, simply decide to enjoy the eighty percent, and both of them will be happy. It's a down-to-earth illustration of a principle: Accept, positively and actively, what is given. Let thanksgiving be the habit of your life."I want to be a positive loving person. It is so easy to do with those outside my home. But what about with my family.
My Mom once said that before God tries you in something great -He will first try you in the little. Kind of like shoes-you have to wear the little ones before the big ones will fit you.
I want to be a person who sees the good before the bad. Who concentrates on the positive until the negative is a wall that must be climbed over.
So let me first be found faithful with the people within the walls of my home. Let me thank God for the 80 percent and leave the rest to Him. So. I'll thank God that the little sand in my oyster shell will in the long road give me a beautiful pearl.