You'll Never Guess What This Parrot Said!
Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered. Getting back together, they discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly Mother.
The first said, "I built a big house for our Mother."
The second said," I sent her a Mercedes with a driver."
The third smiled and said, "I've got you, both beat. You know how Mom enjoys the Bible, and you know she can't see very well. I sent her a parrot that can recite the entire Bible. It took 20 monks in a Monastery 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $5,000 a year for 10 years, but it was worth it.
Mom just has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot will recite it."
Soon thereafter, Mom sent out her letters of thanks:
"Dearest First Son," she wrote the first son, "the house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but have to clean the whole house."
" Dearest Second Son," she wrote to another, "I am too old to travel. I stay home all the time, so I never use the Mercedes and the driver is so rude!"
"Dearest Third Son," she wrote, "You were the only son to have the good sense to know what your mother likes, that chicken was delicious!"
Moral: Effective communication is very important. =)
Are Your Lines Crossed?!
It's easy to get your lines crossed when communicating... Especially during conflict. Things can easily escalate. That's why we spend a fair amount of time on different ways to communicate especially when things get heated or have a potential for violence.
This is one of the least practiced cornerstones of self defense!
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