I may be going out on a limb here, but we “organized” people must be patient… we can not force anyone to be organized! The nagging and nagging and nagging will not only make for a very disruptive home and family, but it will make the person(s) more resistant and defensive. We must be patient!
Now to get that person (
my husband) to pick up the trail of wads of paper towels left behind is a whole different story… LOL!!
But seriously, us “organized” folks must be patient! We must first search ourselves and adjust our tolerance level. We may have to accept having all the “A” spices together versus having the Allspice and Aregano in alphabetically order (just kidding!) … but you get my point! 🙂
Usually it isn’t even that level of detail that’s the problem. It’s opening the daughter’s room and it looks like a hurricane hit it, just before the tornado hit the husband’s closet! We must take small bites out of the elephant. Ask the husband/wife to put the shoes back where they belong… Honey, have you seen my white shoes? Children, please pair up the socks before you put them in the drawer, please!
We must be patient, even if it takes a lifetime! Order does not happen overnight, but with Order comes Peace. We want our homes to be Peaceful. There are those of us who are more organized than others, who just don’t want to be the ones creating the Chaos… THINK ABOUT IT!
But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:4 NJKV
I have spent a lifetime, thus far, learning this lesson and I am still learning. Comments are Welcome!