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Making The Decision To Be Happy

When SiriusXM was offering its free trial, I signed up so I could listen to you again (I used to listen when you were on AM radio).  In just a few weeks, I realized how miserable I've been and what it has done to my family.  I have been acting like an entitled brat. 

My husband and I had a couple of rough, stressful years.  Dealing with depression and anxiety and strong-willed children put a strain on our relationship.  Bitterness in me built up, and I wouldn't let myself be happy.  One call you took changed all that.  I decided when I heard it that I was going to be happy and appreciate whatever I had. 

As a result, my husband and I haven't argued for weeks, my kids are happier, and we are all getting along much better.  I had been working weekends, and when I got home, I wanted to rest while my husband took care of the kids.  I got grumpy and irritable when that didn't happen.  Now that I've been off the last ten weeks, instead of making it all about me, I ask him what I can do to help make the weekend easier for him. And we're having the best weekends of our marriage.  Thanks for your wisdom and your courage to speak the truth.

Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Character-Courage-Conscience, Choose Wisely-Treat Kindly, Marriage, Values
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