Dealing With the Oops

January 23, 2014

in the generous life

Recently my man was very gracious to me when I messed up. It was a simple slip up and no real harm done, but that he had responded with kindness (and a lack of fussiness) really touched me.

I think because I am studying graciousness it really stood out to me. Am I open to being that kind of gracious? When something goes wrong, do I stay calm and kind? Really, most mess ups aren’t helped by crankiness and the blame game stinks big time. Being gracious and helpful is a more sane way of approaching difficulties.

So let’s agree to use all our energy in getting along with each other. Help others with encouraging words; don’t drag them down by finding fault.  Romans 14:19  MSG  

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Amanda January 23, 2014 at 10:20 am

I am reading this really good book called, “Give them Grace–Dazzling your kids with the love of Jesus,” and it is really changing my views on parenting children in light of what God had done for us. You should read it if you get the chance–even if your kids are already grown, you’ll probably have grandkids one day.

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Lori - The Generous Wife January 23, 2014 at 11:14 am

The book looks very cool. http://amzn.to/1hP34XW (aff link) I find that parenting books offer insights that are good for other relationships as well. We all need a little love and grace.

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