Miss Masters was my second grade teacher. She was amazing. Granted, I cried when I found out I was in her classroom. The evils of gossip had gotten to be before I was 7. She was the strictest teacher you could imagine, but I came out with excellent penmanship, my perfectionism and some important life lessons.
One was about attitude. Yes, I learned some of this from my parents, my friends and through some trial and error on my part. She had a poster in our classroom that said "Change your thoughts and you change your world."
How very true this is. Especially in the military world. Double especially when your hubby is deployed.
There are some wives who sit at home and complain. Or they go places and complain about it. There are some wives who scamper home at every opportunity.
That doesn't work for me. I will admit it. Some days just suck. I miss hubby. I would be quite happy to throw a pity party for myself. There is no point. The Navy doesn't care if I'm upset. I might as well make the best of the situation. Even in the best of circumstances, things will be stinky sometimes. That's how life is. I'm going to take as much as I can from every opportunity I'm given.
I'm a lucky girl. I wish other people would realize they're pretty lucky, too.