Ah, the joy of being a “professional communicator” is realizing that even I mis-communicate sometimes. Sometimes, despite my best effort, the message is skewed and I fail to achieve my objective. Rather than enlighten and provide sound guidance, I step on toes and hurt feelings because I didn’t include enough encouragement on the front end. I am found guilty of the very crime I lament in others. *sigh*
I wonder if Paul or Peter (two men I aspire to emulate before I die) ever struggled with opening their mouth and, despite their best effort, accomplishing little more than making people mad.