Friday, February 24, 2012

- being nice -

I'm alive!...or at least I think I am. I think I've survived the worst cold I have ever had! Now that that's over with, I can get on with life! Hooray!

One thing I learned this past week with our entire household being sick, is that sometimes it's very, very important to take the time to be nice to each other, even if you don't feel like it. Let's just say with Matt and I both being sick, and dealing with a sick toddler, we weren't the nicest people to each other. It's easy, isn't it, to forget how to be nice to the people that are the closest to you in your life? Maybe it's because we know they love us unconditionally, and they will always forgive us for our "not so nice" days, but that shouldn't be reason enough. Matt is the person closest to my heart, and yet, he is the first person for me to snap at when I'm not feeling very nice (and vice versa too...this works both ways!). You would think we would treasure those people who are closest to us, but more often than not, those are the people who bear the brunt of our crabby moods.

This past week, Matt and I snapped at each other many times, and we argued...we argued because we were sick...we argued about being sick. It wasn't a fun week at all, and if I could rewind time, I would understand that this week, more than ever, it was important to take the time to be nicer to him, and not to take out my crummy feelings on him. Because when a person is closest to your heart, that's where you want them to stay, for a long, long time.


(Image credit katespadeny.tumblr.com)

11 comments:

Denise said...

Glad you're feeling better! Everyone has their off days/weeks, my hubby and I have ours too! Love you :)

Melanie said...

Oh boy, does this sure sound familiar! Thanks for this mama, I am feeling super crumby & will try extra hard not to be a grump tonight. Greg thanks you, I am sure!

So happy my bbf is feeling better. Xo

Paige said...

I can totally relate to this post. I think we take our loves for granted even when we are not sick! Glad to hear your feeling better.

Tori Baldridge said...

You're the nicest :) don't let this week tell you any different! :)

Miranda said...

i can relate. last time Mason was sick my husband and i fought the whole weekend. its a time where you should try not to but its hard. but thankfully it doesn't last too long and i am glad you guys are feeling better!

courtney - larking. said...

I've been struggling with something similar this week too -- why is it that it is easiest to be cruel to the people who are closest to you? Glad you're feeling better...

Laura said...

Thanks for this reminder. :)

Shannon said...

I am totally guilty of this one! I hate being sick and being a wife/mom. It just doesn't blend good...seems like the demand of keeping everything up is still there no matter how sick you are. That's just what gets me moody! Glad your feeling better and not sick anymore! I expect you to be extra sweet and nice this coming week. ((wink*wink))

amy@agoodlife said...

so glad you guys are feeling better. and YES... sometimes being nice is not easy but it is so so important.

ps: can't wait to see your family pictures!!

Amber said...

Glad you are feeling better now. Being sick is the worst

Bashir_E-BookReader said...

Thanks for your remainder I can completely relate to this post. I think we take our love for granted when we are not sick! Glad to hear your feeling better.Excellent topics

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