Holding my eyes open using tooth-picks. They are effective but uncom-fortable. I will share gratitudes for
this day and be off to bed.
1. Had a conflict with someone tonight. He interrupted, shushed me, made assumptions and hung up on me. How is that a gratitude?? I was present. I was honest, he was unhappy I did not bow to his intimidating ways.
What is a relationship if it isn't authentic? How meaningful of a connection can we have with someone if we can't give one another feedback?
How true. Letting another person know what we feel about their"Avoiding anything is the opposite of experiencing what is."
2. I asked the com-batant I engaged tonight for feedback. I sent a text that took an hour and five minutes to write, using the maximum characters allowed. A smaller text followed, asking
learning from him.
I am far from perfect. Acknowl-edging this fact I was happy to do. I am not what I do or don't do. I was not triggered or defensive because of the drama that took place.
4. Allowing people to give feedback, even harsh feedback, clears the air. The two of us that entered into tonight's fray dealt with old business that surfaced. It may help get us back to being open and relaxed, having addressed the pink elephant living in the living room of our relationship, at last.
5. Getting feedback eliminates backstabbing. Those tainted with hard feelings have a chance to discuss troublesome areas, not allowing them to fester.
How About You?
What are your three gratitudes for today?