Seek first to understand then to be understood
“Can you really afford to go on vacation with the kids with all your bills and such?” says a well-intentioned friend.
My first thought was to respond with- “Well, it’s really none of your business”- however, this was a perfect opportunity to create a touchpoint with someone.
A few years ago, I made a commitment to myself and my kids that each year, I would take them on a family vacation. As a divorced Momma, with two kids and yes, some financial strains brought about over the last two years from my son’s medical condition and surgery- has required that I sacrifice in some areas of my life & work my tail off to save and honor this promise.
Are there other areas in my life in which I have dropped the commitment ball and failed to show up… Yep… I’m sure…
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