Not taking or giving offense is a difficult line to walk, and obviously I'm still working on both. But I'm not alone! Today's politicians need more proficiency in both skills!
Giving Offense. Apparently Donald Trump is the current poster child for this. He seems to offend people left and right. Or, is it the other folks who are too easily offended at what he is saying, when he really has nothing but the best of intentions? You decide!
It is difficult to offer suggestions or opinions without seeming pushy, even insulting to an extent. And in today's world that can be dangerous! So learning to be skillful at not offending comes in very handy! One thing that can soften your opinion or advice is to preface your statement with, "I have found that..." or "Some people find it helpful to..." and "I believe that..."
Taking offense and carrying it around is damaging to your health, well-being, and peace of mind. I know from personal experience that it is good to get over real and perceived offenses as soon as possible. Time spent devoted to making sure that the offender is punished is actually time wasted in our own healing process.
Today is Motivating Monday! We all need a little motivation! I, for one, love to explore other sites for motivating, mostly non-sponsored posts, tips, pictures and videos! If I happen to find a great one, I'll link it up and share it with you here and on Twitter via the #MotivatingMonday hashtag! It's like being featured! I can miss some amazing posts, but I don't want to! So, in addition, if you'd like to link up yourself, you can do that too! I'll visit your site, comment, promote and publicize! Don't be shy--I'm really very supportive! Remember, any link to your posts helps your blog numbers increase!