Sunday, August 3, 2014

Subtle Submission

I have been doing some thinking recently and wonder what others of you do to keep submission in your sight. I hate to be the one to admit that I have a temper, definitely can have an attitude, am sassy and defiant and in general want to have the last word. What does this result in?
There needs to be a chain of command that is followed in the military. I was raised in a military family and the expectations for behavior were clearly outlined. This included a respectful "yes, sir"
when answering my dad. He was the head of our house. Why then, should things be any different with my husband who is the leader in our home?
All on my own several months ago, when sir and I had a major misunderstanding, I was determined to find a way in which I would consistently respond to him with words that would show my level of respect and also serve as a reminder in my heart where I needed to be.
Now sometimes truthfully, this is the way it can come out when I am responding. I don't think this is quite the way sir appreciates my response. It had better be more like a simple:
Honestly, I have really worked so very hard at just saying a simple "yes, sir" I find it does soften my heart and put me in a place of willing submission. In the event it does not, this is often what can be the end result....
This kind of end result is not always pleasant. And yet it is funny, this end result also ends with the same two words: "yes, sir" My submission is definitely present. The difference you ask? I had to pay the consequence of not simply being submissive to begin with. And so.. it is so much easier to just say....
When I do, sir is happy, I am happy and we have peace and harmony in our marriage. He continues to lead, and I, continue to follow.
What phrases, or thoughts come to your mind, that help keep you in a submissive mind set?

Just for Rogue....

Just for Rogue, I thought I would share some of my personal favorite "Keep Calm quotes"

Is this testing your HOH or what?
Or your HOH right?

Or maybe I did want you to be looking out....

If so, best to confess and hope for the best....

  I guess this is what is to be expected !

Chocolate is the cure for a multitude of issues and comfort.
Just maybe, having some will sooth your mind and your sore bottom
as you think things over.

As always, when all else has failed , keep on trying!!!!!