Attracting Flies with Honey Instead of Vinegar

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Venting frustrationCertainly there are times in all of our lives when we become angry, irritated, frustrated, and tired of certain situations. There are times when we may feel the need to retaliate by voicing our opinion about the situation either through spoken word or via pen and paper.

Archaeologist handling artifactsI humbly submit that sometimes we need to take a step back, breathe a little, calm down, and reassess what is really happening. Instead of reacting to every situation by rushing in headlong like a runaway bull in an antique shop, sometimes we need to handle situations with kid gloves like an archaeologist handles a rare and precious artifact.

speaking-with-confidence-and-tactIf we feel the need to speak out about a situation, we should formulate our words with careful thought, and either in speaking, or in writing those words on paper, we should strive to be tactful in our elocution and delivery of our message to whom it is intended. As the old adage says, “You can attract more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.”