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How to Handle a Discouraging Word

Last week I wrote part one of A Discouraging Word.  This week, I'd like to share how we might more effectively handle those who have a discouraging word for us. 1. Smile and wave boys, just smile and wave This is a line from the penguins of Madagascar my son loves to watch, but it is also a great way to handle those who have an occasional discouraging word.  If Ursula Uplift doesn't usually present a problem in this area, you might just want to smile and wave.  Just brush it off.  It's easier to do this with someone who doesn't always sing that tune.  If you find that you are too tired to discuss the matter, you don't have...

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