Twenty Things We Should Say More Often (Part 15)

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Today we are going to talk about #7 on our list of things we should say more often.

My sports team isn’t always the best sports team

Being a Cyclone fan in the state of Iowa, it can be very hard to admit when a Hawkeye team might be just plain better than my Cyclone team, but it does happen from time to time.  There is no doubt that sports are huge in our country.  It is also a fact that many people take their favorite teams very seriously.  Sometimes fights can even break out over whose team is the best.  We really shouldn’t take sports so seriously that we would ever actually resort to fighting someone over sports.

The deeper meaning here is that we need to realize that our way of doing things is not always the best way of doing things.  Other people may do things differently and that does not mean that their way is wrong, it just means they are different.  Just remember that there is sometimes more ways than one to skin a cat.  It could even be that their way of doing things might even be a better way of doing things than what you have been doing.  Maybe you should consider adopting their way of doing things.

To have a friendship or a relationship with someone, it takes some give and take on both people’s part.  There has to be compromise for it to last.

Maybe you should ask yourself this question: Is it more important for me to be right or is it more important to keep the friendship.  If you are a person who has to be right about everything, you may find that you are living a very lonely life.

Our assignment this week is to be willing to give a little the next time someone is questioning you or something you are doing.  Be willing to look at the situation from their point of view and maybe be willing to give in a little.  You may not win the battle on that day, but the relationship will last for another day.

In case anyone was interested, here are my favorite teams:

Iowa State Cyclones

Chicago Bears

St. Louis Rams

Chicago Bulls

Chicago White Sox

Chicago Blackhawks

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