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Beware Where You Walk In 2012

Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Values

Taz, our dog, usually ran into his “dog run” to take care of “his business.” 1

In his last months, despite his best intentions he didn’t always make it. That’s inconvenient, but it’s not a problem when it’s outside, someone notices what’s going on and she or he responds promptly.

On-the-other-hand, it can become a big problem if:
– Inside, not outside, well, hopefully he made it into the kitchen.
– Someone fails to notice, and there is now an unforeseen minefield awaiting.
– Someone fails to respond, and now there the minefield is caused by neglect too.

Based on my personal experience, you don’t want to be the one who didn’t know a mine awaited, didn’t notice the mine and didn’t notice that you dragged it through the house on the bottom of your shoes!

Way too often the crap on the bottom of my shoes is not a problem with where the dog went; no, the problem was with where I was stepping.

You and I can be like Taz in the area of communication.

We don’t mean to leave mines lying around waiting for someone to step into our mess, but there it is.  Equally frustrating is when unsuspectingly we find ourselves in a stinky, messy pile of someone else’s stuff and now we have to figure out what to do.

Beware Where You Walk In 2012.

1 – FYI – Taz is in the center of this picture!  =D

Bring on the comments

  1. Great advice to start off 2012! Thanks for the reminder to be aware and to communicate. I am certainly going to be more perceptive and cautious as to where I step. Thanks Scott

  2. Angi, thank you.
    You’re already a good communicator!
    I’m glad that I’ve added to your skill set and awareness.

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