Monday, November 24, 2014
When the weekend ended, we had woven a wee bit of wisdom wealth into our lives...
For many hours we met with an old friend to work on our relationships. Over time, sharp words, miscommunications and misunderstandings had worn away at the bond we have. There was a lot of discussion about "You said this..." No, I didn't, I meant that...", etc. etc. What we finally realized is that what we thought we were saying to one another, was being heard as something completely different. And then there was the problem of hearsay, too.
1. When offended, go immediately to the one who we perceive has hurt us and work things through completely then and there.
2. Listen with ears for understanding the intent of words spoken to us, not just the words themselves.
3. Take the time really needed to mend and heal relationships.
A person has joy in an apt answer; and how delightful is a timely word!