As a graduate student going through her thesis research. I for sure face difficulties, stress and sometimes difference of opinion with other people. The other day I got this long email from this person who is helping me with my research, from the tone of the email it was obvious he is upset and angry with me. I made a list of all the answers I have for his questions, I wanted to email him but decided to talk to him on phone. I asked him to give me a call.
I had all the answers written on my notebook and ready to tell him why I have another opinion. The moment he called, instead of going through the list, I started by saying how much I appreciate his help and how much I know what a kind person he is. I wasn’t bluffing and I didn’t prepare to say this. But it felt right to say these words. After saying these he started telling me if he is upset is because he cares too much and it frustrates him when he can’t help me. We finished our talk with undrestanding and I am sure he felt better after our talk.
We don’t know what battle people go through. There are so many things that can occupy peoples mind. And sometimes just saying how much they are appreciated will make a difference.
So next time you need to choose between logic and love. Put them together and explain your logic with love.
We need to bring spirituality into our daily life to grow,
Whoever is reading, I appreaciate and respect you.