Engagement

“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

 Communication

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

 

 

18 Comments

  1. billgncs says:

    grammar and complete thoughts are wonderful …. where was I, oh — and we should revel in precise communication.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      😆 Exactly!!! I understood perfectly.

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  2. mickzwo says:

    Connecting with ones world is to feel, how his words are used. That seems to me (often) very difficult.

    Yours sincerely,

    mick

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    1. Clanmother says:

      I agree wholeheartedly. It is seeing beyond the words into the heart. There must be complete trust on both sides! Thank you for joining the dialogue – very much appreciated! 🙂

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  3. Gallivanta says:

    G8! I always get the Y muddled when it comes from my offspring. Never sure if I am being agreed with or being questioned 😀 PAL

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    1. Clanmother says:

      I thought LOL was “lots of love” instead of “laugh out loud.” I imagine that all those people who received my texts with that sign-off thought I was a little odd! But then, as Jane Austin said many years ago:

      “‘For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?’”

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      1. Gallivanta says:

        Or they thought you were a very happy person! Or they didn’t think at all because they were just happy to get a txt from you 🙂

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      2. Clanmother says:

        You always make my day! Hugs!! 🙂

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  4. I’ll be trying these out on nieces

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    1. Clanmother says:

      You can tell them that you are “2G2B4G” Too good to be forgotten!!!

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  5. Ha ha, it made me laugh – Parents are Listening !
    Reminded me of that notice on teenage bedroom doors – Groan-ups keep out !

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    1. Clanmother says:

      And so a new generation has taken on the challenge of training the parents! Oh the power of youth – wonderfully irrepressible! 😆

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  6. Ms Frances says:

    Ah!! Texting A – Z. Some new ones to add to my list. How exciting. Yes, to be heard and understood–very important. Did you ever talk to someone who looks with a blank stare the other way when you are talking? No use talking.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Here is another one that you could use:

      MHOTY which means “My Hat’s Off To You.!

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  7. cindy knoke says:

    Love the acronyms!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      There are thousands of them!!! We live in a world full of possibilities…and lots of words and acronyms.

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  8. I have trouble keeping up with all the acronyms. Really appreciate this one. 🙂

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    1. Clanmother says:

      So do I!!! You should see them all!! AGHHHHH 😆
      Here is one that you will like –

      511 which means Too much information!

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