Social skils, artistic ways I need to brighten my days. Gentleness, diplomacy are necessary now to me. Libra Dragon gracious, good help me as you know you should.
Ahh, it is good to be back among the electronically living. 🙂 I’ll admit that not all my lack of activity has been due to being out in the wilderness, but I can blame a lot of it on that. The rest of it is has been just life getting in the way. But I’m back with new determination to at least attempt my daily writing again.
And today is all about Diplomacy and Gentleness. Two areas that I usually take to mean that I have to give up something to make a situation work. But that needs to change. Diplomacy isn’t about compromise though that may be part of it. Diplomacy is about respect and the beginning of understanding one another. It is about the willingness to talk and listen to other view points.
This is something I failed at this morning on my way to work. Another rider was trying to tell me that there was a reason for keeping some of the old paperwork I was finding at work, and like the stubborn person I can be at times 🙂 I was resistant to the idea. After all, what point is there in keeping something that can be easily recreated with a bit of work. Then a thought hit me…why put that work in when it is already done?
Yes, I do tend to be bullheaded when it comes to solutions like this and of course I’ve been arguing with myself ever since. Even though I know what I’ll end up doing. Which is taking that file out of the trash and storing it away with all the other old BS that has seemed to accumulate over the years. 🙂
See, I can bend. 🙂
Perhaps that isn’t diplomacy, but it kind of feels like the start of a lesson in it. And considering that today I’m working with someone whom I don’t always like…I’d say it is a good start.