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Ripples #732: Responding.

By June 2, 2013June 9th, 2014Ripples

Ripples #732: Responding.
For our tribe of 30,501 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
Jun 3, 2013

PEBBLE:
Are you reacting rashly,
or responding rationally?
-The Ripples Guy

BOULDER:
Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
-Viktor Frankl, shared by Lisa in Vernon Hills, IL

PONDER:
How often has someone said or done something that whipped you into a frenzy of frustration or produced a lighting rod of anger before you’ve had a chance to take a breath and really assess the situation? Do you ever regret the drama of the overheated moment and wish you had waited a few moments (or months) to respond in a more compassionate, measured way?

Here is yet another chance to remember that our FIRST REACTION is not always our BEST RESPONSE. I hope you can take a time out when necessary this week, and don’t be afraid to reach out and apologize to someone who received your BRASH self instead of your BEST self.

Peace,
Paul
The Ripples Guy

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