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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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ABCs of Effective Communication

ABCs of Effective Communication By: JoJo Tabares A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. -Proverbs 25:11 B e careful of your thoughts; they could become words at any moment. -Ira Gassen C ourage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill D iscussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance. -Robert Quillen E ven if you learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?-Clarence Darrow F oolishness always results when the tongue outraces the brain. -Unknown G ood communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after....

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