Too little to late doesn’t solve the overall issue. Beneath the gesture of appeasement is a measure of disrespect that got you to this point to begin with. It’s great when someone says they care about you, or they love you; but if the actions aren’t there to back it up is it really what they claim it to be? Be cautious of what you say, if your actions aren’t there to back it up. You may lose more than a few moments of your time or a measure of frustration.
If someone has been backing you and supporting you out of love and affection, it’s a physical expression of the respect they have for you. If you don’t return those gifts with actions and only use words to show your gratitude, you may find the respect you once had diminishing.
Your actions to ‘make up for it’ might resolve this event. But over time, the pattern might build into a situation of ‘too little, to late’. Those that support you want to feel supported in return. Listen and actually hear what’s being said.
In order to conquer the challenges in life, face and fight them together as a united front. That means no one person has all the answers or the right ideas. Work together, listen to each other and share ideas and efforts to resolve the issue. Open communication and truly “listen” and “hear” what’s being shared. United you will stand against all fronts and overcome anything put before you.
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