I danced with a snowman today!
I can’t get enough of the winter whiteness! My eyes can’t take the reflection off the snow but I sure do love walking on this huge expanse of ice in my backyard.
Unfortunately, my husband had to work all day so that was a big disappointment. I wanted to “go out and play” this afternoon with Chris but it just wasn’t to be – he needed to make something happen and well…it took a lot longer than he thought it would. My unspoken and unmet expectations for the day spoke loudly over tacos and as soon as I had voiced my opinion, I knew I had hurt Chris. I really blew it. It was selfish of me and I apologized.
When expectations become quiet or not-so-quiet demands, the joy of life at that moment is erased. The “shoulds” are crippling. It was my responsibility to communicate my hopes for the day and it was my responsibility to deal with the change of plans in a more loving way.
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 1 Corinthians 13.4-6