A Ramble About Misunderstanding

When I misunderstand please help me to understand. Its not good when misunderstandings ruin perfectly good friendships. So much drama has been caused by folks who just didn’t get what one was saying. Communication is something I struggle with.

I internalize things and at times I can take something the wrong way. God gave us two ears and one brain to listen twice as much. Perhaps if we took time to listen to people to hear what they have to say then the world could be a better place.

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

One thought on “A Ramble About Misunderstanding”

  1. Our reactions to things are due to associations in our subconscious brain. When we are reactive to something it is because it triggers some association our brain has to that…usually from past trauma during our childhood.

    A good friend will allow you to apologize for jumping to conclusions or making an association that was not true in this case.

    Try to accept yourself for the reaction and talk it out with the person. If you assumed wrong about something tell them that they did not do anything to cause it….and that you will try to ask first for clarification the next time you feel triggered into an emotional reaction.

    If the friendship was worth something to them they should listen to you.
    Good luck



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