Anyone else struggling with tact these days?
Maria von Trapp said...
"I can't seem to stop saying things.
Everything I think and feel."
"Some people call that honesty."
"Oh, but it's terrible, reverend mother!"
Thanks, Christi, for that humorous reminder. :)
Some day I may realize that people do not usually want their way of life challenged by an upstart who thinks she knows how to do things differently. Constantly, my words need to be tempered with humility. My dad and I are alike - we want so badly to 'fix' things. 'Fix' our neighbor's poor apple management, 'fix' a child's cough, 'fix' a friend's idea that vaccinations are actually beneficial... you get the picture.
There are people out there genuinely interested in learning what you have to offer, but it matters just as much how and when you present it to them, as what your advice actually entails.