Dignity and Grace by Debbie
One of my favourite sayings......AND...doings!
Dignity and Grace
One of my favourite sayings...... AND doings!
Grace under fire is a beautiful thing, to retain your centre, with serenity,
while everything around you unravels, what strength lies in that!
Do you really think that if you speak louder the other person will hear you better?
Do you hear them better when they shout? And what's the point in both shouting together,
you can't even hear yourself, let alone them!
Yet we do it again and again, we have to be heard, the frustration unbearable.
Our opinion so important we are prepared to lose our dignity in expressing it LOUDLY
for even the neighbours to hear.
In that moment our sense of RIGHTNESS prevails and the words spew out unchecked, unconscious!
A better option, I feel, is, if someone says something you don't agree with to respond,
I HEAR YOU. It doesn't mean that you have surrendered to their point of view,
it doesn't mean you agree it simply means I acknowledge that you spoke to me.
Everyone wants to be heard! Sometimes that is all that is needed to
stop a potential argument in its tracks!!
I hear you!
And then perhaps if I hear you, you will hear me when I express my point of view.