Gracious Flexibility

August 7, 2013

in the generous life

We had a schedule change in our day. I ended up fixing lunch an hour earlier and moving a couple of things around.

My husband snuck up behind me in the kitchen and whispered, ” Thank you for being so flexible.”

I realized that a few years ago I would have responded quite differently. I was “organized.” I had a “schedule” to meet. If I was going to get everything done in my day, then a small change would frustrate me and I’d be … cranky.

Now, honestly, there is nothing wrong with being organized or having a schedule. I do both, but these days I hold life a bit more loosely. I’ve worked to have more margin in my life so that changes aren’t as upsetting. Also, I’ve taken a very large “chill pill.” I’ve faced my attitudes and asked God to help me change them. People and life are far more important than getting the laundry done by four or making sure that all my kitchen cabinets are in order.

I guess my bottom line thought about this is that it’s a lovely gift to give to your husband … handling the bumps in life with a kind word and a smile.

That which yields is not always weak. Jacqueline Carey

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Nicole August 7, 2013 at 6:56 am

AH, convicted. This just happened to me this morning and I didn’t handle it with a chill pill. :/ Thanks for the kind reminder. Blessings.

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Erin August 8, 2013 at 9:02 am

I just love this post. And I appreciate the gentle reminder. =)

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Hannah September 7, 2013 at 9:16 am

Thanks for sharing this post! This is such a great reminder to be more open to things changing. I don’t particularly like sudden change, and I was convicted of just this very thing over last weekend. Thanks for linking up with Becoming His Eve Marriage Moments Mondays!

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