Kindness in the Valley

July 17, 2012

in the generous life

My husband dinked his knee (patellar tendinitis) and I caught some creepy kind of bug. It’s been a toss up the last few days as to who has felt worse. We’ve both tried not to take our aches and pains out on each other. All in all we’ve done well. There have been a few apologies, but mostly we cared for each other, making it as easy as we could given our various discomforts.

How do you handle it when you are sick, tired, or feeling yucky (for whatever reason)?

Definitely you want to do a little self care and ask for what you need (there’s some real wisdom in that), but do take the time to separate the yuck from the people in your life.

I think basically it is about choice and practice. You choose to act kindly and reasonably, pick a few areas to work on and then you practice until it becomes second nature. Just one more generous life skill to learn.

Kindness is the greatest wisdom.  Author Unknown

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Great practical advice ~ Don’t Blame Your Spouse for Your Ex’s Mistakes (from Black and Married with Kids)


Push the “bless him” buttons ~ Button Pushing (from The Generous Husband)



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Chris July 17, 2012 at 8:49 am

Hi Lori ~

What kind of “creepy bug”?? I only ask because my kids are just getting over 6 weeks of whooping cough – not fun at all. I heard it’s going around Washington. If diagnosed and treated in the “early” stages (first week, possibly up to 2 weeks) during which it just looks like a cold, the severity and duration can be minimized. I wish we had known that and the kids had been treated early on. Anyway, just thought I’d mention it.


The Generous Wife July 17, 2012 at 10:10 am

Just a light fever and feeling yucky kind of thing. Actually my dad got whooping cough and is taking the long way about getting better. Yes, it pays to get on it quickly. (Sorry for the whooping cough in your household. Hope everyone gets to feeling better soon.)


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