Friday, January 4, 2013

Moving Thoughts Friday

Every Friday I’m going to ask a question. The questions I choose might be ambiguous on purpose. The goal is to have you answer the question according to your beliefs, where you’re at in life or a circumstance that might have recently impacted you. The only thing I ask is that you provide an explanation for why you answered the way you did.

It’s my hope to understand you better through this and also to gain a greater understanding of humanity and how people make decisions.

Your loved one’s idiosyncrasies—love ‘em or list ‘em?

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**My entire family is addicted to the HGTV show, Love It or List It


  1. Interesting question! And believe it or not, I've thought a lot about this the past nine months. It's so easy to list 'em. And I'm guilty of having done so. But there's nothing like a family-changing event (losing a loved one) to make you appreciate the family you still have. Okay, totally just started crying thinking about it.

    I spent a week with extended family in one house after Christmas, something we've not done... ever. I think we all concentrated on simply loving each other even when our idiosyncracies were evident.

  2. Can I do both? :) Love em. Because I'm sure if they listed mine, it'd be much, much longer.

  3. Love 'em. Because listing puts a negative spin on them. You know...I've heard the things you loved about your spouse before marriage are the very things often that grow to irritate you. Interesting thought, isn't it?

  4. Let's see, if I list them, they would list mine. I'm sure their list would be longer. I say LOVE THEM, the people, because that's the way God has made them and allowed them to be. If the idiosyncrasies are what God doesn't want them to display,He will be the One who will allow them to change.

  5. Mostly love 'em. :) I'd be lying to say I don't have "list 'em" days, but those days always pass. :)

  6. well when i list them, it backfires unless we're both in a positive space; so most times i just love them. But i dont mind a loved one lovingly pointing out my idiosyncrasies once in a while.

  7. It depends on the day and the mood they're in (okay, the mood I'm in, too). My husband has a lot of idiosyncrasies, which is one of the reasons I first fell in love - but after a while, they can get a little old! For instance, I'm always finding his toothbrush laying around. It has a home!!! Oh, we'll.

  8. I think LOVE, because he really does balance me out in extraordinary ways. And yes, because he does certain things so differently from the way I do, I am occasionally bugged, but in the end I'm thankful. For example, I am a "get everything done fast" kind of person and he likes to take time to organize. When I go to get the house cleaned up I'm just shoving things in places, and he's taking everything out to make sure it's put away correctly. At the time, I don't like it ("because company will be here in ten minutes and you have piles all over the floor!") but later, when I have a neat cupboard or drawer, I'm very, very thankful. :) God knows who we need in our lives, that's for sure!


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