Inlinkz Link Party
Just this morning we got another such call and I replied in the usual way. It set me thinking about how polite I am to strangers, most of the time. They ring up my home at some odd hour of the day and I’m willing to forgive them. They bump my trolley at the supermarket and I accept their apology politely. I accidentally bump in to someone and I apologize. I open doors for the elderly. I let someone who seems to be in a hurry move ahead in a queue (most of the time!). I thank the cashier at the store, the waiter at the restaurant, the security guard who opens the door. I am thoughtful, polite, forgiving and apologetic.
And yet, I asked myself am I the same way with my husband? Do I apologize when I disturb him, do I accept his apology when he’s said something that may have hurt me, do I thank him for the many little and big things he does? Do I do thoughtful things for him? Sadly, I’m not as consistent with him as I am with strangers.
Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted. ~Paul Pearshall
I sometimes take my husband for granted. Do you do that with family too?