Sunday, March 6, 2011

Meeting Halfway

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. ~Henry Boye


Compromise is a hard road to travel particularly when you believe your right. The past few years have taught me that sometimes it really is okay to agree to disagree. It has also taught me that there are those times when it’s okay to let the other person win.

What tactics do you use to meet people halfway?

11 comments:

  1. i try to remember not to stress over small battles and keep the big picture in mind.

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  2. I do not think I am a gracious compromiser. I am a control freak. Unfortunately. But, I am honest, so that helps??

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  3. I try to see the disagreement from their point of view. When I take an honest look at the situation, and really try to picture it with that person making decisions with the best intentions, then I can mostly meet them halfway.

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  4. I try to meet people half way or otherwise just stay quiet and let them have their perspective without sharing mine at all. I have definitely learned that for me..especially with in-laws and close family that being quiet can be best at times. Nod and smile;0 hehe.

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  5. Hi - your daughter is simply gorgeous! I have 3 awards for you on www.TheLetsTalkMom.com to pick up - I know you may have gotten 2 from Mama Hen already but definitely come get the 3rd or all if you haven't already. Always love your blog site. So peaceful, so calming, so beautiful.
    :) Bianca

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  6. oh such an important skill. I know that I try to understand the other persons feelings and know that some battles aren't worth winning!

    Hope you had a good weekend :)
    LOVE that top right pic of the two of you...JUST PRECIOUS!!!

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  7. Hey TV I hope you are doing great my friend! I think that meeting half way is truly a gift we give to ourselves and the other person. We will not always agree and to be able to recognize this and to handle different situations is the best thing to do. Otherwise, we might find ourselves alone. It is not alway about being right. That picture of you two is adoarable! Have a great day! I will start the articles in the Nest this week. Sorry it has taken me so long, but it has been hard to blog with the way I have been feeling lately.

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  8. This one is hard for me sometimes. I struggle with needing people to understand my side. Not agree, but understand. I have a hard time remembering that it isn't always necessary, especially if I have strong convictions; that should be enough for me to stand by my decisions, not the approval of other people. I do try to always see the other person's point of view.

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  9. I love all the new pics! I find that if something is not directly hurting me or my family, I just keep my mouth shut. I have enough stress in my life, I try to avoid creating more stress by debating or arguing with people.

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  10. Thank you for the concern over my trip. It was nice to know people were thinking about me. I finally wrote about it this morning. Family can be so exhausting! : ) Love the top pic of you and KLV! Great picture!! Have a good day. : )

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  11. I'm all about the compromise, to the point where sometimes I'm at a disadvantage. Life is too short to always expect your way...which is the lesson I am trying to teach my 5 year old!

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