If last week's topic was about Bad Habits that must go, this week's about Good Habit that must stay...
What good habits do we have? Hmmm, let me see ;)
I've managed my spending habits. The past few years married to my husband who's such a practical guys taught me to be more prudent in spending hard earned money. Thus for three years now, I've maintained an excel file of my monthly salary vs. my spending and so far I've been able to stick with it. Not too perfect though coz I still allow myself a little spending on special occasions. Teaching myself of this value also cascades to our children as they, especially Leon sees that we practice living simple and within our means.
Another of my good habit (I guess) is how I value quality time within the family. I make sure that we (both of us) spend enough time with our children. Both of us are working and are out of the house even more than the 8:00-5:00 work period. I make sure that I spend good quality time with each of our children. The simple gestures of feeding and/or bathing them, playing on the sides makes a lot of difference in their time without us around. That's why even on tiring days, when any of our child request for our attention, I give in. Anyway, the reason why we work is for their benefit, therefore, for me, it's not an excuse if my husband or I are tired from work. On the same note, I also try to make each weekend a special one for them to remember and to look forward to.
I am proud to say that I am a positive person and this is one habit that will definitely not change in me. No matter how bad the situation is, at the end of the day, I still look at the positive side of it. With this trait, I am able to surpass stress and challenges that comes our way. I know one way or the other, my husband is able to acquire it little by little, well, not that he's a negative person. lol!
M, as mentioned is such a practical person, therefore bad spending habits is not an issue with him. He's one person who'll think first of saving for the rainy days before spending his money. His philosophy is to save more so that he'll be able to provide better in the near future than just provide and provide until he reaches retirement age and then just settle with his pension money to provide for our needs.
The next good thing about M is not really a habit but a value. His patience and love for children, our children especially is more than I could ask for. His love for us, his family is his driving force to always put his right foot forward. He always make it a point to tell us he loves us and always makes it a point to kiss us all goodnight. He even told me one time, that even when he's already asleep, I make sure that I kiss him goodnight because he does the same thing to me every single night. He reminds me that even when sleeping, it is our subconscious mind that takes note of the good or bad gestures we receive and it affects us even when we are asleep.