Oooh, this was a good one. I know that I'm definitely "stay away" from strangers. I'm not sure if that's a protective mechanism, because depending on the situation, strangers can be a good thing, or not. If I'm in a roomful of nurses, I would be friendly because I'd figure we had a lot in common. If I were on a dark street at night near an ATM, I would probably not be friendly at all. So actually this challenge just made me think - obviously we treat different people different ways at different times. But sometimes it's very hard being the stranger and breaking the ice when everyone knows everyone else but you. So that's a good lesson when new people join an office, or a group - make them feel welcome.
I think I could do this. I probably will act differently because I will pretend as if they know nothing about me.
I'm actually going to do this, this evening with my husband. It's so easy to take the ones closest to us for granted, so I'm planning to be open, and to listen more tonight.
sounds like a good challenge.
I thought of a few people this morning on my bike ride but decided that I would not treat any of them differently.
I usually wave to my grandson on his way to school but my new route takes a bit longer so my husband has been waiting in the truck by the library so I can give my grandson a kiss before school. I was home in time to take care of my dog and chickens before putting out the flag. It is a beautiful morning in northern Arizona.
Day #3 of our pact, Janice. We are at the 1/2 point, woo hoo!!! I hope that you are having a great day.
I hope that all my DC friends have a wonderful day.
Don't even know where to start this one.I try to be kind and considerate to everyone, whether I know them or not. And I very seldom argue with anyone I am close to. I do not like to argue. As I go thru my day, I will see if anything comes up.
Day 3 of my pact with Barbara. After our last day, on Wednesday, I have my next one lined up with my new friend, Jayne. I am just pacting away.
Due to a death of the painters' friend, they have not finished yet. They will be her tomorrow to do my family room. And I was just beginning to be able to breath again. Sinuses will get all stopped up again with the smell of the pain. Maybe, I will just go out all day and try to not be around it.
Well, Have a marvelous Monday!
This is a really good one.
I would treat some people differently I think (my family, fiance, best friends) - especially people who I know really well since I know their history, etc.
I tend to take my loved ones for granted...I'll work on this more. :)
Well, I have enough time this morning to do this early and as usual, it's already been done. About 10 minutes ago with an old and very, very close friend. We'd been out of contact for about the past 15 years and I sent her a tentative "wanna kiss and make up" e-mail on Facebook.
I'm not really thrilled with this way of doing today's DC and will probably run into something else later just in the natural course of my day.
I'M VERY, VERY DISAPPOINTED. On DAY 5 of my pact with someone, I was let down. I'm glad I have one starting on Wed with SHARON J and another right after that.
I'll be back on later to write to everyone later - have a bunch to do this morning.
Love you madly!!!!
I have to chuckle over this one. I have a neighbor, a sweet woman, who's 83 or so. If I didn't already know/love her, and I heard her opinions - which are basically racist, I probably wouldn't give her the time of day. She doesn't 'spout off' too much, but the forwarded emails are getting tough to take. I don't spend alot of time with her and just try to 'lead by example' and express my feelings when I feel moved to do so. If she says something that offends me, I gently let her know. She's a gentle woman with some really big fears!
I'm guessing this challenge was meant to work the other way around....oh well....I think it's important to see strangers as friends too!
Glorious day in Central Maine, very welcome after almost 2 weeks of rainy, cloudy days, which threaten to return for the rest of this week. So, this DC'er will be outside as much as possible in the garden today...or until the black flies scare me inside.
Have a nice day everyone.
Over the years I have learnt to listen to what is being said and see and respect other's point of view
If something does upset me, I say that I dont like how "this" makes ME feel and I do expect the other person not to get defensive and to understand it is what I am feeling.
This rarely happens, the older we get the less conflict in our lives .
Shall endeavour to "pretend" with Mick, a bit difficult as we have been together so long.
So nice to wake up in our own bed.
We do love to see everyone and enjoy being with them, but it is lovely to come home to the peace
and quiet ;-)
Steve, last day, this has been such a busy week. Thank you so much for your company.
Have a lovely day all and spread some joy wherever you go ~♥~
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