Remember my bad day yesterday?
I was determined to wake up this morning and be happier. It was a struggle. (I'm blaming pregnancy hormones.) I was immediately set off when Mr. B got up early for work and didn't shut the door, leaving all the lights and noise he was making to come pouring in on me...
But I forced myself to smile and said, "Today is going to be great" (through grated teeth). After sitting and stewing for a few moments, I pried myself out of bed to begin my day, smile in tow and greet my family.
I am subscribed to Daily Gems - an online collection of inspirational LDS quotes, and isn't it ironic that the two last quotes I received yesterday and today were:
"The inspiring influence of the Holy Spirit can be overcome or masked by strong emotions, such as anger, hate, passion, fear, or pride. When such influences are present, it is like trying to savor the delicate flavor of a grape while eating a jalapeño pepper. Both flavors are present, but one completely overpowers the other. In like manner, strong emotions overcome the delicate promptings of the Holy Spirit." -Richard G. Scott
"To be angry is to yield to the influence of Satan. No one can make us angry. It is our choice. If we desire to have a proper spirit with us at all times, we must choose to refrain from becoming angry. I testify that such is possible." -Thomas S. Monson
I think those messages were meant just for me. I know it's my choice as to whether my mood is good or bad, and I am hoping a productive day at home with my daughter will gear me up for a wonderful, happy evening with my husband. (I mean it's gotta be... LOST premieres tonight!) And I definitely don't want my bad attitude inhibiting me from receiving inspiring influence regarding myself and family.