Where Is It?

October 20, 2013

in the generous life

My husband asked, “Where’s the butter dish?”

You might think that’s an ordinary question. On the surface, yes, but it sparked off quite the fussy match between my husband and me.

A little later we talked about the “messages” behind our words and why we react as we do.

I felt he was making me responsible to know where everything is in the house. Aside from the fact that it’s not always possible, it touched off an old wound where accusation and blame still played.

We’re going to work to be more aware our tone of voice and our choice of words, and I’m going to spend some time in prayer over those old wounds.

It pays to talk through fussy matches … later … when calmer heads rule.

We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience. John Dewey

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Gaye @CalmHealthySexy October 20, 2013 at 5:45 pm

It’s weird how those old “tapes” can be running in the back of our minds, ready to pop out at the most unexpected times!

Thanks so much for sharing my post, and also the great post by The Confident Mom. She shared some really good reminders.

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libl October 20, 2015 at 4:34 am

“It ain’t lost until the woman of the house can’t find it.”

That’s the adage we live by here. LOL!

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