Friday, April 3, 2009

Family Time, or FAMILY TIME?

Yet another inspired by a “For Better or For Worse” comic Strip by Lynn Johnston. This one has the family sitting on the couch checking out the TV guide and watching a “Bang-bang shoot-em up” movie. Then when it is over a science special comes on and the parents decide to send their little ones to bed. After which the Husband yawns and turns to his wife who is stuffing her face with Chips and looking in the TV guides. He says to her, “‘Yawn’ I really enjoyed spending time with the family tonight!” Then adding: “I thought we had forgotten to communicate!”
Is that what you too call communicating. Being there, and talking but not really connecting? And even then only talking about the trivial stuff and ignoring the more important stuff? Many people talk to each other but very few really talk “with” each other. What about you to today? Are you really communicating with those around you? Or are you still talking to people and not with them?
Perhaps you too need to rediscover the art of Communication? If so, don’t ask me for advice! For as our youngest is fond of saying, ‘You never listen to what I say!”

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