If you’re like me, you may work in an office or other occupation where you have to deal with a lot of people and cater to a multitude of different personalities.
Consciously, we should be reminding ourselves to remain open and flexible in order to get along and to ultimately get things done.
This is particularly true in stressful situations where our working conditions may not be ideal.
“A cheerful heart is good medicine…” Proverbs 17:22 (NLT)
I truly believe a healthy genuine sense of humor can smooth over a multitude of hurt feelings, calm intense moods and even make the “bitter pill of confrontation” easier to swallow.
Pay It Forward
There are times in all relationships when we’ll have, what I call, “intense times of fellowship“.
Demonstrating that we have a great attitude and a willingness to be flexible when things are going smoothly, allows us to stockpile a little extra positive mojo to get us through the tough times when we may disagree.
Go With The Flow
“A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.” Proverbs 15:1 (NLT)
Sounds pretty simple, but respecting the actions and opinions of the people we’re doing life with is imperative.
After all, if we’re going to be together this many hours a week anyway, we might as well decide on purpose to just take pleasure in our circumstances and count it all joy!