Calmly Build a GRINCH Bridge

Have you ever been around a Grinch? If you have, you know who I’m talking about. Someone who takes pleasure in spoiling the pleasure of others.

Is it possible to de-grinch a Grinch? Dr. Seuss thought so. And the citizens of Who-ville are proof that it can be done. But how?

How can those of us who are not as cute as Little Cindy Lou Who de-grinch the grinchiest of Grinches? I dare not attempt to wordsmith verse like the beloved G.O.A.T. Dr. Seuss. But I will offer my thoughts in ACRONYM.

G-R-I-N-C-H: 6 steps to de-grinch the grinchiest of Grinches.



A surefire way to diffuse a volatile situation and may I suggest, de-grinch a Grinch, is to remain calm. As the quote below indicates, a calm conversation is one principle of building a bridge. however, you will never have a calm conversation without first being calm.

I learned that a long walk and calm conversation are an incredible combination if you want to build a bridge. ~Seth Godin

Daily Doable: Build a bridge to de-grinch a Grinch. Use your calm demeanor as a starting point. You will be more likely to take the next step suggested in another quote. And hopefully, that will lead to a calm conversation.

Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?
Amos 3:3


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