Wisdom From The World:
“Irritation is a great source of energy and creativity.” – Anita Roddick
Interviewer: “Mrs. Graham, have you ever considered divorce?”
Ruth Graham: “Divorce, never, murder, oh yes.”
“Humor is a great thing. The minute it crops up, all our hardness yields, all our irritations and resentments, flit away.” – Mark Twain
“The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.” -Horace
“Don’t mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it. If it is unfair, keep from irritation. If it is ignorant, smile. If it is justified, learn from it.” – Anonymous
“I’ve found that worry and irritation vanish into thin air the moment I open my mind to the many blessings I possess.” – Dale Carnegie
“Unless your name is Google, don’t pretend that you know everything.” – Anonymous
“Today’s minor irritations may become tomorrow’s treasured memories. We often don’t know what we are missing, until it’s missing.” – Paul Young
Wisdom From The Word:
“Overlook an offense and bond a friendship (marriage); fasten on to a slight and – goodbye Friend!
A quiet rebuke to a person of good sense does more than a whack on the head to a fool” – Proverbs 17: 9, 10 (The Message)
“A nagging spouse is like the drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet; you can’t turn it off and you can’t get away from it.” – Proverbs 27: 15,16 (The Message)
“Post this at all the intersections dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear.” – James 1:19 (The Message)
“You use steel to sharpen steel, and one friend (mate) sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17 (The Message)
Keep Me Real Lord!
Dear Lord, help me not to make mountains out of molehills in my relationship with my spouse. Give me wisdom as to what issues to raise and which to just grin and let go. Help me to be aware of ways that I can irritate my spouse and help me face those in all humility. Develop my sense of humor so I can enjoy the separate quirks of my spouse. Help me to be curious rather than furious and help me to seek to understand the separate person to whom I am married. Help me to value what I have before I am forced to value what I had.