Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Handling People

A  L  O  H  A !

"A person's a person,
 no matter how small."
                                     Dr. Seuss

"One of the most sincere 
forms of respect is 
actually listening to what 
another has to say. "
                      Bryant H. McGill

"Never judge someone by 
the way he looks or a book 
by the way it's covered; 
for inside those tattered pages, 
there's a lot to be discovered. "
                              Stephen Cosgrove


Many many years ago I
learned and never have forgotten
a foolproof and effective
way to handle people:
'Treat Children Like Adults.
Treat Adults Like Children.'
Sounds a clever turn of phrase,
concealing much insight
into our Human  Nature.

Be present, frank,
never 'talking down'
and children will
surprise you.

Pleasantly greet adults.
Ask how their day is,
smile when you see them
making judicious
eye contact.
You awaken the
child in every adult
who is not above being
cared over and jolly
up a bit.
In  fact is hungry for it!

See the wise being
in every child.
And the need for
in every adult.

You will go far.

You will be liked. 

I'm Already Quite
Fond of YOU!


ANITA said...

really good quotes Cloudia♥♥
and i love the ducks..My fave birds♥♥

Elephant's Child said...

I like the way you think.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Cloudia! Great post and wise words. I love the ducks! Have a happy day!

Fireblossom said...

Birdies! Duckies! Yay!

Cloudia said...

Thanks, Duckies!

William Kendall said...

I do like that line of thought. And bird watching has a nice way of making one feel calm.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Great advice on both counts, Cloudia! You rock!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I had so much fun with my client yesterday! She's 92 and she makes me laugh. VERY feisty.

Teresa said...

Great message today! I love the bird pics, especially the one in the top of the tree!!

RedPat said...

Wonderful words for the day, Cloudia!

Sandy said...

I'm fond of you Cloudia! I love this post. Let's be frank - what post don't I like of yours! Thanks for the wisdom in your thoughts.

Cloudia said...

Thanks for making me feel so amazing with your kind comments!

Linda said...

Hmm, a thought-provoking post. I always treated children as adults. However, I treat dogs like children. They don't seem to be offended by it.

Anu said...

Nice series of birds.

Karen S. said...

And we are so very fond of you too sweet Cloudia. (and of course Miss Pixie too) okay and that Mallard duck in your first photo, he appears to be so proud of himself!