Wednesday, February 25, 2015
More Like Him: snarky or Grace
I woke up presidents day morning, just bogged down with the weight of being an inferior mother and wife. All the snarky comments over days just boiled up a batch of self loathing and tears that wouldn't stop. ( you ever have one of those days)
Now mind you my mouth can speak as many snarky comments as the next guy. So after a long conversation with Kyle, a solution was born. We would talk to the kids and each other about what is going well. Point out the good things more than the bad and focus on grace and understanding.
We are human and snarky comes out, but this new picture that I bought on presidents day hangs by our kitchen table. I look at it while eating or working, and often think of the Savior's love. How he is the perfect example of all these virtues. I think about those snarky comments and whether or not they need to have voice, because all of us need second chances.
This months heartfelt lesson is to have more grace, because when I CHOOSE to extend grace, I more frequently receive it.