I was helping my wife clean our living room, and I was, as I often am, thinking about what I could write here. I was not thinking about my wife, my kids, or my professional colleagues.
I was just thinking. (Remember, I am a recovering engineer. I am almost always “thinking.”)
I started thinking about how we often misinterpret other people’s meaning, and this little rhyme popped (almost) fully formed into my mind.
So, I share it here with you today:
I’ll never know your real intent,
Until I ask you what you meant.
And, if you choose, in your reply,
To then, tell me the reason why.