Peace in Miscommunication

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It’s no secret that lots of things are going on this time of year. When I have a lot on my plate, I tend to forget things, mishear things, and make mistakes. Mistakes aren’t a problem in the large scheme of things, but they do make for some extra clean up. I have to make more phone calls, send an extra email, and feel crummy as I work to resolve whatever I unintentionally set into motion.

Because I am a lover of words, I get exceptionally hard on myself when I miscommunicate or misunderstand.

This is my thing! I tell myself.

But when my normal skill set is taking a back seat, I know I need to breathe. I need to get still and quiet and think fewer unkind thoughts upon myself.

Miscommunication happens all the time. It’s not the end of the world. It makes room for growth. It makes room for questions. And it reminds me that I’m not doing something right. I am taking misteps because I need a reset.

This week, I found peace after miscommunication because I told myself this happens all the time. And it can be resolved simply by asking, “What did you mean by that?” or by admitting, “I’m sorry, I don’t think I understand what you mean.”

Breathing and asking questions helped. This brought me back to peace. What brought you peace this week? Share the peace!

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