What I would have done…
This is a lesson I have got quite a bit these last few years. For some silly reason I was under the impression that everyone else was just like me and did things how I do but they don’t.
It’s especially in those codes of ethic that I try to be as considerate as I can be… but my standards aren’t always going to be yours. I have to learn that, really realise it and then be ok with it. If I don’t like it then I know where my boundaries must lie and so I will move more towards them.
It’s all those silly little things, that in the end seem to matter! I try my best to reply to emails, phone calls and text messages, I think that is polite, even if it’s a yes or no answer at least its and answer. I will make contact with you as best as I can if you’re someone I see regularly and I haven’t heard from you in a while… I feel that is part of friendship and relationship.
If I say something meaningful to you then I mean it and the words aren’t spoken lightly. I have expected that people who have said nice things to me must mean them but now I realise if I say something and mean it other people don’t necessarily mean it in the same way…. I like to try to be consistent and I don’t want to let you down so I will try my best not to mislead you.
I guess it comes down to this…
Mat 7:12 So then, whatever you desire that others would do to and for you, even so do also to and for them, for this is (sums up) the Law and the Prophets.
Do unto others….