How To Get Your ‘House’ In Order

The ‘tone’ of your life is more often than not a reflection of your current attitudes and beliefs. How is your outlook? It will determine your outcomes. If you want to change the results you’re currently getting, then it begins by changing your thoughts, beliefs and viewpoints.

Life is what you make it. You can choose to embrace abundance, peace, beauty, and love, and in the process bring more of those things to you. Or you can choose poverty, worry, disgust and hate, and continue through your hating to bring more of it to you. The choice is yours. It starts today. It starts now, by choosing to change your thoughts from low energy to high energy.

But just because life is what you make it doesn’t mean there won’t be challenges. Challenges are there to help us grow. We can choose to allow challenges to cripple us, or we can use them to make us stronger.

So the children are screaming, the dinner is burning, the house is a mess, the fridge isn’t working… who ARE we really? These circumstances reveal our true character.

As C.S. Lewis said, turning on the lights doesn’t CREATE the rats in the cellar, it only reveals what is already there. So if our rats are showing, don’t blame the light. Eradicate the rats, and we won’t have to be afraid of them being revealed, no matter what challenges we face.

Each day is a testing ground, a chance for us to become our best self. Don’t squabble with life’s irritations. Life SHOULD not be any different than what it is right here in this moment. It IS what it is, and can’t be anything different, here and now. Accept it. Learn from it. You can make different choices to alter what the future might bring. But you can’t change what IS and what WAS, only perhaps what WILL be….Continue reading at

Rachel Denning is mother to (almost) six children and is author of a popular book on living deliberately.

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Alan Lambert
Alan Lambert3 years ago


Robert O.
Robert O3 years ago

Good advice. Thank you.

Jennifer H.
Jennifer H3 years ago


Julie Cannon
Julie Cannon4 years ago


Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson4 years ago


Debbie S.
Past Member 4 years ago

thanks for the reminder

Natasha Salgado
Past Member 4 years ago

Thank you

Fi T.
Past Member 4 years ago

There must be a way

Carol S.
Carol S4 years ago

Great article. Life is what each of us make of it! A positive outlook is self fulfilling!

Denise Morley
Denise Morley4 years ago

Thank you for sharing :) Our attitudes do affect our perceptions deeply.