1 Peter 3:8-9
I found out that if your list of non-negotiables is long then you may be making life more difficult than necessary. There are times you need to be willing to give a little to receive greater harmony and good will with those around you.
My friend's husband is always telling her that housekeeping would be a snap if only she would organize her time better.
Recently he had a chance to put his theory into practice while his wife was away.
When I popped in one evening to see how he was managing, he crowed, I made a cake and frosted it; washed the kitchen windows; cleaned all the cupboards; scrubbed the kitchen floor, walls, and ceiling; and even had a bath.
I was about to concede that perhaps he was a better manager than his wife, when he added sheepishly, When I was making the chocolate frosting, I forgot to turn off the mixer before taking the beaters out of the bowl, so I had to do all the rest.
Life is full of choices as to how we will act and react, and what we will do with that power.