It is difficult to ask "who left the wet towel on the floor?" without it sounding like accusing. Similarly, it is difficult to be encouraging when the child asks "what do you think" about the clean room and you still see all the clothes on the floor where they were before.
So, no, I'm not doing so well on the 30 Days to Taming my Tongue today. I guess I'm supposed to just pick up the wet towel and hang it up and not care who left it, but just be loving enough to pick it up. The only problem with that is when my children leave home, I'm not going with them to pick up their wet towels.
This has been a rough 24 hours of this tongue taming business! Paraphrasing the apostle Paul, I know what I should be doing, but I keep doing what I'm good at instead!