Ripples v11.04: Speaking Prudently!
The Ripples Project is a tribe of 21,655
who believe tiny actions create big possibilities
1999-2009: 10 years of Ripples!
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
-Howard W. Newton, submitted by Linn W., Milwaukee WI
cautiously to your rivals, and
with dignity to everyone else.
There is always time to utter a word,
and never time to take it back…
-Baltasar Gracian, submitted by Samantha T., Milwaukee WI
It is time to have that conversation. You know, the one you have been putting off for some time. Iyanla VanSant calls them “fierce conversations” not because they are violent but because they are vital, charged, and dangerous due to an extended build up of emotion while at the same time infused with energetic potential for deeper understanding and increased mutual respect. Take a deep breath, summarize in your head and your heart what you need to communicate, and remember that your conversation is between two flawed human beings who are doing the best s/he can in this crazy, challenging world! Good luck, and let me know how it goes!