If You Say It, Mean It

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day about how society overuses certain phrases and responses.  For example, when someone asks “How are you doing?” don’t you normally reply with “I’m good”?  Whether or not you truly are GoOd, out of habit, your response is always the same.

Another habitual phrase is “We should get together sometime”.  How often do you say that but never follow through?  Do you really mEaN it or are you just saying it to be nice?  Maybe you have good intentions but life gets in the way before remembering to schedule a specific date.

On the flipside, have you ever tried to follow-up with people who wanted to ‘get together sometime’ and it was almost like they fOrGot they ever suggested it?!  That was a little awkward, wasn’t it? The situation may have even made you question your relationship with that person.

We have all made pRoMiSes that we can’t keep but how often do we consider how it makes the other person feel?   Next time your routine conversation comes into play, stop and ask yourself if the words you speak are siNceRe.  By doing so, following through with your commitments will comfort the other person that you value the relationship.

(*I am writing this post because I need this reminder, not because I am trying to hint around that you have broken a promise with me :) No worries!  And if I haven’t been prompt on following up with you, please forgive me!)

~Lara

(Up for an additional challenge?  Take your relationship one step further and read my other post If You Feel It, Say It.)

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3 responses to “If You Say It, Mean It

  1. Amy

    Hey Lara, Scott and I are STILL waiting to get together with you and Doug LOL! Maybe when we live in the same county again. What do ya think?!? Hope things are good with you and your family. I know Scott and Doug talked the other day and it sounds like you will have some changes coming soon. So happy for you all. Take care! =)

    • No, my apologies! We have been the bad ones! We make it up there but it seems like our time is always packed with stuff to do at the farm. Hopefully that will change soon :) Thanks so much for commenting! Hope to see you guys real soon!

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