Thursday, June 2, 2011

The tongue has the power of life and death...

This past weekend we stayed at a cottage with friends. On Saturday, Thomas put all-purpose cleaner in the dishwasher. He thought it was dishwashing detergent. Soon suds were seeping out the bottom, mops and buckets were pulled out and multiple loads were being run. In the midst of it, I said to Thomas, "Thomas, you must feel horrible." Thomas kind of cringed. Oops. Lessons learned:
#1 - Empathy does not always equal encouragement
#2 - Build others up (simple as that)

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