Feelings, Jokes, and People – Tip 8

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Do you want to hear the joke about the Spice Guy? Stop! Where did your mind go here? Do you listen or tell jokes about other people? If so, this tip is for you from my English grandmother’s list in “How to Get Along With People.” (Remember that this was from an old Ann Landers’s column.)   Tip 8. Be careful of other people’s feelings. […]

Learn to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable, People

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In the Pacific Northwest and throughout the world, we have many independent thinkers. Different points of view and perspective can be useful. Yet, it can be challenging to be friendly when you disagree. How do we discuss our point of view alongside different views in a friendly way? Here is my Grandmother’s Tip 6  in How to Get Along with People (from an old Ann […]

Tip 5. Put On a Happy Face

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Spring is here! Welcome back for the 5th tip in my Grandmother’s list of ten (10) tips in how to get along with people! “Be cheerful. Keep the corners of your mouth turned up. Hide your pains, worries, and disappointments under a pleasant smile. Laugh at good stories, and learn to tell them. “ As you remember, these tips originated from an old article clipped […]

Tip 2 – Make Promises Sparingly

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Remember my previous blog on “How to Get Along with People“? As  promised, here is the second tip in my English Grandmother’s (and Ann Lander’s) list of “How to Get Along with People. Tip 2 – Make Promises Sparingly 2. Make promises sparingly and keep them faithfully, no matter what it costs you. (We promise with our hopes – break ’em with our fears.) Promises […]

How to Get Along with People

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In past generations, grandparents and elders were the authority. We turned to elders as mentors. One of my wise sages was an English Grandmother. She had a list of ten (10) tips typed with an old typewriter on a yellowed sheet.  She shared it with me in 1970, and it just surfaced when I was looking through photo albums. In the next few days, I […]