…and along the way, remember to have a good laugh.
Though it wasn’t at the time, Mike took the moment as a funny one, and introduced some care into an otherwise care-free moment.
Fourteen days – two weeks – since we shared a disagreement. I guess this is part of his payback for what he mistakenly thought was my intention, back then, absolution delivered via the slogan “just fucking with you”. It needs work, that attitude – but this time, I kept my anger in check – almost. I delivered a line of my own and immediately regretted it when I saw it hit home with deadly accuracy.
It’s times like this that I wonder if we’ll ever truly get each other. But that’s no cause to give up.
One man’s moment does not the other’s become, and two weeks ago I let my emotions get the better of me. That has been a lifelong struggle. These days I try to adopt a Covey-esque ‘seek first to understand, then to be understood’ attitude.
It’s not always possible. But I fight on…
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