It always happens when I'm spent, overcommitted, and stressed out. The words I speak to my husband and my children in the midst of conflict become harsh and ungracious...demanding and loaded with expectation...
...that dispute between the kids? I don't care, just figure it out.
...that topic that stings, repeatedly? You always...you never...I give up!
...that worry or fear that bubbles over? You don't care about how I feel!
In those times, it's so clear that I'm more concerned drawing the quickest line to making my point or getting what I want...I overlook the heart, I overlook the weight of words.