“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” Winston Churchill
“A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.” Tom Stoppard
Last Friday night was date night for me and my husband. Eli went to yaya and papa’s house and we were headed to dinner and a movie. This was the first night that Eli was staying all night with yaya and papa so Chase and I didn’t need to rush our date. After dropping him off we headed over to eat at a new restaurant by my parents house that was close to the theater. It was a 45 minute wait and we were hungry so we left and settled for something else. Once we got to the theater they were sold out of the new X Men movie until the 10:30 showing. We really wanted to see it so we decided to leave and go to another theater that was closer to our house. When we got to this theater there was absolutely NO parking at ALL! We had never seen the parking lot completely packed. By this point we were getting rather frustrated, the dinner didn’t work according to plan, we have attempted two theaters and still have yet to see a movie plus there was really annoying drivers we kept encountering. We both were getting so frustrated we started to get a little short with each other. As we headed to the third theater (yes we were that determined by this point to see the movie) I told Chase this was not what our date nights are supposed to be like, we are not supposed to be snippy with each other and taking out our frustrations on each other, yet here we were doing just that. Once we pulled into the parking lot we apologized for our attitudes and headed inside. I however still had a hard time shaking my attitude, now I was irritated that we were seeing a 10:30 showing instead of an earlier one. While Chase was getting us some snacks I prayed that God would help me to shake my bad attitude and for me to be able to just enjoy my time with my husband. Of course God came through! I got over my attitude and both Chase and I were able to enjoy the rest of the evening, and we have done nothing but laugh about our attempt at a date night since then. I don’t know about you but when I get the chance to go out on a date with my husband the last thing I want to do is be snapping at each other. I want to enjoy the time that we have together just the two of us. Our Friday adventure was just a reminder to me that our most frustrating circumstances can bring out whatever attitude we are willing to let it. We can let our circumstances get the best of us and we can spend our time with bad attitudes OR we can put forth the effort and ask God to change our attitudes and He will!