It’s an old saying “If Momma Isn’t Happy, then Nobody’s Happy”. I find that statement to be pretty true. As the “queens of our homes” we are largely responsible for the attitudes that are found there.
How we feel about order and cleanliness will be reflected in the overall appearance of our homes, and how we feel about life will be reflected in our family’s attitude. If we are short-tempered or easily frustrated, our kids will quickly pick up on that and react in a similar manner.
Please don’t misunderstand me here. I’m not preaching at you, but rather at me. This is something I have to work on daily.
If Momma Isn’t Happy, We Have a Problem
If an unhappy momma is contributing to the tension, stress, anger, frustration, or any other problem in the home; the answer seems clear. Momma just needs to get happy!
However, a clear answer isn’t always a clear solution. Momma needs to get happy, but how?
The “American Dream” tells us that stuff will make you happy. Just a little retail therapy should do the trick, or maybe you need a sitter to take the kids so you can go for a spa day.
It sounds great to send the kids off for a bit and go shopping or spend a day pampering yourself. (I mean be honest, when is the last time you actually pampered yourself?)
It may be refreshing, it may give you a little boost, but will it really make you happy?
Society tells you that you can make you happy. That happiness comes from within and you just need meditation and positive mantras. That happiness is already there and you just need to find it.
So you take the time apart and do some meditation. You tell yourself all the positive things that you are supposed to and try to “discover yourself”.
You will likely come to a better understanding of who you are, but will you really be happy?
Scriptures tell us to look up. They teach us to lean on God and trust in him. They show us a savior who wants to give us peace, and when we accept peace, then and only then can we find true happiness.
True happiness doesn’t come from things, it doesn’t come from some new age self discovery, nor does it come from others. True happiness comes from above.
True happiness comes from being in the center of God’s will for us. It comes from the peace that happens when we trust our creator to care for us. It comes when we are at peace with God’s plan for our lives.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. James 14:27
Like I already said, I’m preaching to myself. It is not my personality to sit back and let life happen, instead I’m the one trying to make life happen. But I know that when I am trusting God’s will for me, then I have peace and then I am truly happy.
And when I have peace, the entire family is calmer and more joyful as well.
In conclusion; if momma isn’t happy, then momma needs peace.
Will you join me sisters? Will you join me in praying for peace in our hearts, for praying that God’s will be done in our lives and that we can trust him to care for his children?