ASSUMPTIONS

January 28, 2009

assumptionLife happens! Time flies bye.  I have just finished a two-year master’s in organizational leadership program.  In my view the time went fast.  On the other hand, in the view of my wife, Kim and daughters it was a long time with lots of hours of reading and writing.  I made the assumption that our views of time were the same.  Basically, an assumption is  “something taken for granted.”

It gets so easy to make assumptions about the most important people in our lives.  No one likes to be taken for granted.  Usually you do not take others for grated on purpose, you just get so caught up in “eating the elephant” that you end up with your eyes on the less important. 

 “Assumptions are the termites of relationships.” Henry Winkler

Two helpful tips to fill the holes assumptions create:

  1. Showing “Appreciation” and saying “Thank You.”
  2. Knowing when to take the time to do what matters most- “Communicate and Listen.”

(To my wife: Kimmie, I say, THANK YOU for your unselfish, faithful, caring, committed heart… I Love You.)

So be reminded, become a bit more intentional about the value of relationships.  “No one likes to be an assumption.”  

 

What would you say is a tip to fill the holes that assumptions create? 


Adding Value

January 14, 2009

value-added

Life is ADDING VALUE TO OTHERS. 

Never take something out of someone, put something IN them.

What kinds words or nice action can you do today that will brighten the day for another? Amazingly, it is the simple words that are filled with love that can make the biggest differences in someone world. Stop and think about the people, who took time to listen, encourage, and befriend you.  I’m so thankful for what has been deposited in me because of the investments of others.

Become that person that others want to “be with you” versus “be away from you.”

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.  –Winston Churchill

Expand your circle of love.  God’s love never fails… -Larry