Everyday I get a Verse of the Day from http://www.biblegateway.org/ and Word of the Day from http://www.dictionary.com/. There is almost always a message that pierces my heart or prods my soul.Today's Verse is: “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD." Leviticus 19:12. (Insert husband for neighbor.)
I'm thinkin' "nailed on that one!" The only way to continue to be gracious to someone in pain--think migraine, but in your back--is to be filled with God's presence continually. I'm talkin' peace that passes understanding. Because I'm too selfish and defensive to be nice this much. I fail more than I succeed... But what did Paul say, I die daily? This is often what it feels like to look for appreciation where there is little.