IF I COULD SAY IT OVER AGAIN #8. “It’s up to you.” or “Whatever you want.”

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These are comments of indifference. It’s like saying you could care less. Instead you might ask some thought-provoking questions like, “What is most important to you in this situation?” “How would such-and-such decision make a difference in your life?” Ask questions to make the people probe themselves. This shows in a caring way that the solutions to their questions are within them.

I could have added more to this list – but I thought these ten were enough to chew on for now. I ask myself how many times do I glibly say things that might tear down instead of build up another person?

I believe the key is discernment. Discernment with genuine thoughtfulness: we can’t go wrong with those two. Add a dose of God’s love and compassion and we’ll make a big difference in our relationships.

Do you have some “never say” phrases you’d like to share? Send them to me here and I”ll post them!

By | 2017-02-18T16:36:38+00:00 October 10th, 2015|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

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