May 2, 2016Happiness Inventory
A year ago, I was bitter and mean to my husband. I resented that he made little money as a Ph.D. student, and I blamed him for the state of my life, which I thought was NOT the kind of life a woman in her early 30s should be living. Then I read "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
" and "Stop Whining, Start Living
," and I took an inventory of all I have to be thankful for. Our financial situation was the natural result of us both deciding he should get his degree. I decided to quit complaining, and do something about it. I started a small, but profitable, copywriting business. We struggle a lot less, and I have an enjoyable, flexible job that allows me to be a stay-at-home mom.
We had a baby recently, and my husband took care of the house and shouldered everything else while I recovered. I didn't criticize him when he did things differently from how I would do them. He said it was a wonderful chance to show his love for me and our family, and I got to see what a hardworking, caring man I married.
I use to envy other women their seemingly perfect husbands. Now I look at MY husband and realize I could never have a better man. Thank you for helping me see this in him!
Posted by Staff at 10:59 AM