Welcome back my friends, Wilk here again with another episode of our Derate the Hate podcast. Before I get started I’d like to mention a couple of affiliates that help me keep the show going. These are affiliates so if you make use of their services by going through one of our links, we get a bit of an incentive at no extra cost to you. The two affiliates I’d like to mention today are Buzzsprout which is the platform I use to bring you this podcast and Instacart which is a great way to do some online grocery shopping with quick and convenient delivery. Check them out and let us know what you think.
OK, episode 24, It’s not what you said, it’s how you said it. Many have heard this, and for some, it may have been the last thing you heard prior to an argument starting. I’m sure I’ve been there a time or two as I’ve been known to say things from time to time in a way that could have gone better. I think most people probably have. We live in some very polarized times and I think, as most listeners have probably gathered by now, that it is up to each of us to make the world a better place in any way we can. How we interact with one another is a very big part of that.
In our relationships, whether it be with a spouse, a co-worker, someone we coach or mentor, have you ever caught yourself saying something in such a way that you can just tell that the other party is not taking what you’ve said the way you intended? Have you ever stopped to think it may be because of the way you are saying it? I know I have, and that is something that I consciously try to think about when I am trying to make a point to someone at a time in which I may be frustrated or upset for some reason. This is something we should all think about when we are interacting with others. Am I saying this in such a way that they will listen and absorb what I am saying, or has my tone or demeanor put them on defense or shutdown mode.
This week’s feel good story comes to us from Holland, MI where a local brewery, Big Lake Brewing has been brewing a specially crafted beer lately called Healthcare Heroes. Not only are they brewing this in honor of local healthcare workers battling the pandemic, they have donated much of the proceeds from sales of this special brew to said workers at the local Holland, MI hospital. This is a cool story featured on a “One Good Thing” segment at a local station up there WZZM13. You can find out more about that story here.
It’s all about how we treat one another. What have you done today to make your life a better life? What have you done today to make the world a better place? These are questions we should all live by. When you’re interacting with others, be kind to one another, be grateful for everything you’ve got, and remember, it’s up to you to make each and every day the day that you want it to be!