Thanks for the thoughts. My wife and I are seperated right now, our youngest is 10 and it is really affecting him. We haven't given up yet but it is difficult to continue somedays. Thanks for helping me put things back into perspective.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.