Conversations with My Mother

Praise or Criticism – You chose.

My Mother raised me with the gift of praise and the lesson learned and benefits received from it. She lived her life with the knowledge “that you get a lot further with a little sugar than a stick.”  Praise always produces positive results for the giver and receiver. Criticism on the other hand is the precursor to cruelty. People use it as a style of communication to release anger and advance their point of view.  To further advance the scope of criticism it is used under the banner of humor and honesty.Criticism unleashes the dynamic of  verbal attack as two-way communication morphs into a monologue. Connections between people vanish. We need to keep our radar up to avoid those who chose criticism. It is an absolute guarantee that a steady stream of cruelty will follow. It is just that simple………………
  I chose to give  the gift of praise. Thanks Mom   margiesdaughter.com

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