A couple’s happy married life almost went on the rocks because of the presence in the household of old Aunt Emma. For seventeen long years she lived with them, always crotchety, always demanding.
Eventually, the old girl passed away.
On the way back from the cemetery, the husband confessed to his wife, “Darling, if I didn’t love you so much, I don’t think I could have put up with having your Aunt Emma in the house all those years.”
His wife looked at him, aghast. “MY Aunt Emma!” she cried. “I thought she was YOUR Aunt Emma!”
“Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said.”
Thought for the day
“Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control” (Proverbs 25:28 NIV).
Self-control brings with it the good feeling of competency. Like a finely tuned precision automobile, your life stays on course with the slightest touch of steering. The results of self-control are confidence and an inner sense of security.