When we get angry with people, we often want to freeze them out. We refuse to hear anything they have to say.
Joyful Springers grant an audience. Even if they’re upset, they invite others to express themselves because they know that the first step to understanding is listening.
Don’t let altercations mess up your holidays. If someone disturbs you, keep the ground beneath you both thawed enough to allow communication. The more you keep the space between you warm, the more likely you’ll create a connection that will dissolve conflict.
[Jackie and Rudie are back. In this photo, Rudie is trying to get Jackie to play. It looks like she's not that interested, but she's at least hearing him out. ]
Andrea (Ande) Rains Waggener, is an author and fanatical dog mom and a practicing Joyful Springer.
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