Oddly enough, it’s my own husband that insults me the most. I think he’d say the same about me. It’s just inevitable, isn’t it, when two people live together for years on end?
Proverbs gives a glimpse about the wise response:
Foolsshow their annoyance at once,
but the prudent overlook an insult.
Many times regrettable words are said in anger. The same is given in return and then it’s all a mess.
What would our relationships look like if we just stayed calm when someone lashed out instead of slinging the best comeback we could muster?
What if we took 30 seconds to gather our thoughts before we responded?
What if, instead of slinging a comeback, we could just be honest and say you just hurt my feelings.
It’d be tough but I dare say it’d be good.
Challenge: Give yourself 30 seconds to respond to an insult and then respond with honesty, not another insult.
This post is part of The Nester’s 31 Days Series