“Love is forgiving and Love is for giving.” ~ Wayne Dyer
I love quotes. I especially enjoy listening to Wayne Dyer. This quote appeared on a daily quote page that I frequent. It just happened to be exactly what I needed at this moment.
I love my husband, but there are some things I find unacceptable that send me into a fit of rage. The unacceptable thing at the moment is not texting or calling when you are going to be late. It’s so inconsiderate. It only takes a few seconds to send a txt saying “Hey baby I’m caught up talking to someone so I’m going to be late”
50 minutes after I had called 3 times and sent multiple texts, getting more angry with each unanswered call, each unanswered text. He finally called and said “I’m talking with someone. I’m sorry. I’ll be leaving shortly”
However irrational it may be, I’m fuming more and more by the by the minute even after he called. I had stopped what I was doing to make dinner, expecting him home in a certain amount of time. When I heard nothing from him for so long I started to worry that he got in a car accident or something equally horrible.
We’ve had this conversation many times before, and still he can’t take a moment to think of me and let me know.
I would never let him worry like that if I was running late. I think of him.
I know if I can’t calm down and be forgiving it will ruin the entire evening.
I have a hard time controlling how I react. I know I have the power to react differently if I choose. It’s difficult. This quote helps. Love is forgiving. I can forgive and change the outcome, or I can not and do what I usually do. Be pissed off all night, fight, argue.
“Love is forgiving and Love is for giving”. It is. This night I will choose a different outcome. The quote and writing here has soothed me. This time.