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In love with Jesus. Wife to my best friend & man I love more than life. Mama to 4 amazing God given blessings. Proud Homemaker & Homeschooler. Living life with it's ups and downs and blogging about it!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Day 2.......

Okay, I don't have much time to be on the computer today! valentine's party tomorrow and Birthday party Sunday for Claire; I have SO much to do !! So, to make it quick:

Day 1 was a redo but I just carried it over into day2 and now I think I am going to continue to keep carrying a lot of these over from now on and never stop doing them. For example, the saying nothing negative, I need to work on that every day, not just day 1!! :) Of course we all know that, but do we practice it?

Here's day 2:

"Kindness is love in acttion. If patience is how love reacts in order to minimize a negative circumstance, kindness is how love acts to maximize a positive circumstance.Patience avoids a problem; kindness creates a blessing. One is preventive, the other proactive. These two sides of love are the cornerstones on which many of the other attributes we will discuss are built."

LOVE MAKES YOU KIND, AND KINDNESS MAKES YOU LIKEABLE. When you are kind, people want to be around you. They see you as being good to them and for them.

"Do not let kindness and truth leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man" Proverbs 3:3-4

These really stuck out for me:: (there are LOTS of these for husbands, too, don't worry!)

"Kindness graces a wife with the ability to serve her husband (and children) without worrying about her rights." OUCH!!!!

"The kind wife will be one who greets first, smiles first, serves first and forgives first. They don't require the other to get his act together before showing love. You see the need and make your move, first. "

Proverbs 31:26 "She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue"


TODAY'S DARE:

IN ADDITION TO SAYING NOTHING NEGATIVE TO YOUR SPOUSE AGAIN TODAY, DO AT LEAST ONE UNEXPECTED GESTURE AS AN ACT OF KINDNESS.

Today I had a lot of fun thinking of Charlie and going back to the days when we met and how I felt about him then. I also thought of how much we have grown in the 11 years we have been together and I just became amazed at God's hand in our lives! It was easy after thinking of everything he has done for me, to be kind to him. However, this is also about learning to be kind in EVERY circumstance. Not just when you have warm and fuzzy feelings about each other. So, I plan to continue on with day 2, even in the rough circumstances and the bad tempers. Believe me, the time will come when my kindness will be tested and so will me saying nothing negative!!! SO hard for me sometimes!

I will hopefully be back sometime this evening or tonight with day 3. Stay tuned!!

2 comments:

Christina said...

That's so funny, I used the verse in Proverbs to decorate our Valentine's Bookmarks. I bet your loving The Love Dare book, I'd like to get it and complete with my hubby! Thanks for sharing!!

Denise said...

I love this.

If we don't find Him in the small things, how will we ever find Him in the big ones? ~Elisabeth Elliot