November 1st, 2010
Ever get into a situation where you wish you had the right words? But they don’t seem to arrive, do they?
What are some important words?
* Is there a way I could help?
* Please forgive me when you can.
* I was wrong about ____.
* Thank you for ____.
* You’re right about ____.
* You’re important to me.
* I love you.
Many of us become afraid about not having the right words.
I’m suggesting that you have some words with an appropriate tone. Your tone of voice will do a lot of the communicating for you. So don’t let email try to convey the message. When it’s important, at least leave a voicemail so that your friend or loved one can hear your tone of voice.
By the way, realize this:
Doing something is better than zero.
I wrote my father a brief greeting card.
Thanks for holding me to high standards.
It has made my life better.
So write a few words and send that to a loved one.
I’m going to model what I’m talking about and make this the shortest blog article I have written all year.
P.S. I wrote the above article, before I heard that my mother is in the hospital — so it reminds me that today is the day to share love, be kind, reach for your dreams and feel grateful for every blessing. [update: she is stable.]
P.P.S. If you’re in a crisis, please consider:
Truth No One Will Tell You: How to Feed Your Soul, Save a Business, or Get a Job During an Economic Crisis — free chapter at http://bit.ly/8RTRk5