what if?

April 10, 2009 at 5:36 am 3 comments

Play-doh Shoes
What if we said YES even when our gut response was NO? What if we used all of our empathetic powers to imagine what the other person was feeling? Would we say YES more often? If you really tried on the idea of what it would feel like to squish into warm, home-made play doh with your bare feet while standing on the kitchen table would you still say NO to the kid’s request? If you imagined that squishy goodness squeezing between your toes in a delightful, cozy, embrace would you still say NO?
Probably not.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Say something other than “No”  |  June 30, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    [...] I was reminded of this memory when I came across the below post from the Feeleez blog. [...]

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  • 2. Heather  |  July 10, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Very nice post, thanks for sharing! I need to remind myself to say yes more.

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  • 3. Jennifer Howard  |  September 20, 2009 at 11:22 am

    I love this post! I love your blog! I love your work!
    Congrats on such an amazing concept and improving the lives of children every where! You guys and gals rock!
    In PEACE,
    Jennifer Howard
    aka Montessori Mama

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