Thursday, January 17, 2013

Trickle down effect

I have always thought it was my DH that set the tone for the household.  Because I am a Libra my sole purpose in life is basically about harmony and balance.  As long as everyone else is happy then I can be happy.  I am a true Libra.  I strive for this balance in EVERYTHING I do - it even reflects in the crochet items I make.  At least it feels that way to me.

Yesterday I realized that my DH actually feeds off of my attitude.  Imagine my surprise!  Because I have been feeling down lately about my work and not feeling very much reward or satisfaction it has trickled down to him.  He began to feel badly about me driving to work every day and being the sole bread winner in the family.  He thought perhaps it was beginning to become a chore with my long commute.  He was worried I would get burnt out.  My first thought was, "How sweet!"  And then I thought, "How terrible of me to be negative when I try so hard to be positive!" 

So I am changing my tune and attitude.  I have many, many things to be thankful and grateful for.  So my work isn't EXACTLY how I'd like it to be.  Maybe it's up to me to shape that role into something I find more rewarding.  I have a great job and I work with some wonderful people.  I get paid a good wage and really, what more can a girl ask for?  Sure, it would be great to be able to crochet for a living, but that's not what Fate had in store for me.  I know God has a plan and I need to let that play out. 

Trickle down effect...  This morning my DH was in a better mood and his emails were considerably more lighthearted knowing I am "okay".  Trickle down effect...


  1. I understand you. My husband is a Libra; I'm a Gemini.

    1. That's exactly like us - just reversed! :)

  2. Great attitude, you are amazing. Lots to be thankful for.
    Have a great day,

  3. I have watched this happen in a place I used to work. There was one negitive person and she brought everyone down. When she wasn't there it was really nice and when she was we walked on pins and needles. I am glad that you have decided to make a change. I always try to keep a positive attitude and it goes a long way to improving things. (((HUGS)))