Irritable...now this is interesting. How is it the Dare hits the right topics at the right time? If there was one word I would use to describe our attitudes toward each other it would be irritable. Ironically I have often been told by others I have the patience of Job. I typically do feel I have complete control of my outward expression of emotions and being patient with other is not a challenge for me. However, she knows how to push me and since I care about her opinion most, when she is not happy, I am not happy. The dilemma is I can't seem to make her happy.
I spent day 2 pulling weeds, spreading beauty bark, and listening to the 101 better ways I could get the job done. I thought since she wanted to have the say of what we do with the inside of the house that I would have responsibility for the outside of the house. Apparently she controls that too. I remained patient, refused to be irritated and quietly worked through the early evening. Doing yard work is good therapy for me. I re-read today's Dare and I believe I did well today. I reacted in more loving ways which may be hard to see from what I have written here.
When we try to make others happy we usually do it in a way we are controlling the situation. Again leave it to Christ and worry more about your journey and your dares.