“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.”
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
The most profound experience is to know, unequivocally, that your words have been understood and valued. Whether there is mutual agreement is irrelevant; it is enough that the message has been sent and received in good faith. I call that engagement. Both sides have agreed to the exchange, shutting out all the “noise” of the environment to focus solely on creating meaningful and productive outcomes.
Engagement is recognizing that the words and methodology may be flawed, but the intent to transfer an idea, thought, or sentiment is genuine and worthy of consideration. Arguably, connecting with another human being is our greatest undertaking. It is a noble endeavour that demands our best commitment.
Texting A – Z
A3 = Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere
B4YKI = before you know it.
GMTA = Great Minds Think Alike
KYFC = Keep Your Fingers Crossed
PAL = Parents Are Listening or Peace And Love
S = Smile
W8 = Wait
Y = Why? Or Yes
ZZZ = Sleeping, Bored, Tired