Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Thinking through challenge...

Isn't it interesting how often our struggles with the attitudes of others is a call to examine our own? Today I am thinking about my own ability to have a positive impact on a situation in which the attitudes of others is supremely frustrating to me. Sweet Lord, give me strength. I can handle this in a better, more positive way. I know I can. I just need to think a little bit more about how. While I'm thinking about that, I should also say that WonderHubby's positivity and good humour is like manna in the desert. He's a big part of the answer to the "how."

On an entirely unrelated note, I saw somebody comment somewhere that the current crop of Wannabe Presidents makes one pine for The West Wing. I dug up this video from the show, still one of its finest moments (among many!), in my opinion!

5 comments:

I'm Still Me said...

Sometimes when I am worried about having a difficult people situation to deal with, I remember your words to be "gracious but firm". I hope your situation works, but want you to know that the way you handle situations is often an inspiration to me. Good luck!

Jan said...

"Gracious but firm" sounds good. Also for difficult people, I have found it helpful to pray repeatedly, "Bless ________, change me."

Chorus said...

Good advice from both, thank you!

Sue said...

chorus - I have a meeting to attend this weekend in which I definitely need to be "gracious but firm" - thank you for this. I've seen it and have the transcript in a file somewhere.

With the "Gracious but firm" mantra in my head, I will be fine at this upcoming meeting (at another church, not my own), but wow, did I ever need this reminder.

thanks.

Towanda said...

What they all said.

And, that clip from the West Wing rocks.